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UT CASNR 2016-2017 Farm Credit Scholars

The 2016-2017 Farm Credit Scholars at the the University of Tennessee College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources are (left to right) Ty Wolaver, a freshman from Fayetteville; Haley Webb, a freshman from Rogersville; Jade Ellis, a sophomore from Lafayette; Sam Daniel, a freshman from Covington; Jeb Beasley, a freshman from Hendersonville; and Catherine Moore, a freshman from Dyersburg​. Photo courtesy UTIA. Download image.​

 

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – They’re some of our brightest and most talented students – and all plan careers in agriculture. And now Farm Credit Mid-America is generously helping with their tuition.

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) at the UT Institute of Agriculture is announcing the recipients of its annual scholarship program with Farm Credit Mid-America. Known as the Farm Credit Scholars, these students will study customized coursework, travel to Washington D.C. and New York, have mentoring opportunities, and work in a Farm Credit internship. This partnership was formed in 2012, and 27 students have received the honor.

This year’s Farm Credit Scholars are Jeb Beasley, a freshman from Hendersonville majoring in Food and Agricultural Business; Sam Daniel, a freshman from Covington majoring in Plant Science and Landscape Design; Jade Ellis, a sophomore from Lafayette majoring in Food and Agricultural Business; Catherine Moore, a freshman from Dyersburg majoring in Agricultural Communications; Haley Webb, a freshman from Rogersville majoring in Agricultural Education; and Ty Wolaver, a freshman from Fayetteville majoring in Food and Agricultural Business.

“This program is designed to enrich scholar’s academics and strengthen their professional development – preparing them to be part of the next generation of leaders in Tennessee agriculture,” says Dr. Bill Park, UTIA Farm Credit Scholar program administrator and a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

“Farm Credit Mid-America views the Farm Credit Scholars program as an investment in the future of agriculture and our rural communities,” says Mark Wilson of Farm Credit Mid-America. “Someday these students will be leaders in their communities and Tennessee agriculture. We want to prepare them for this role and be sure they are equipped to keep agriculture strong and our rural communities healthy.”

The students went through a rigorous selection process. They will take courses in agricultural law, farm management, sales and leadership. In addition, the students are required to complete a special project during their internship with written and oral reports to Farm Credit Administrators, as well as UTIA faculty and fellow students. The recipients may renew the scholarships each year of their undergraduate studies provided they meet the requirements.

Through its mission of research, teaching and extension, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions. www.ag.tennessee.edu

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Contact:

Dr. Bill Park, 865-974-7231, wpark@utk.edu


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