May 1, 2018
Farm Credit awards scholarships
Thirty high school seniors pursuing agricultural majors and careers received $2,000 scholarships from Farm Credit Illinois. Two of the recipients were designated as Urban Agriculture Scholars.
Scholarship selections are based on a combination of academic achievement, participation and leadership in school and community organizations, and the applicant’s commitment to an agricultural career.
“Farm Credit Illinois is proud to provide positive opportunities and lend support to young people with a passion for agriculture,” says Rod Stoll, vice president of marketplace engagement for FCI.
Here are the 2018 Farm Credit ag scholarship winners, followed by their hometowns, colleges and majors:
• Jebediah Baumgart, Norris City, Rend Lake College, ag business and ag production and management
• Noah Benedict, Dewey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, agribusiness markets and management
• Cierra Crowell, Lincoln, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, equine science
• Nicholas DeVries, New Douglas, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, agribusiness markets and management
• Megan Finfrock, Clinton, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, crop sciences with a concentration in crop agribusiness
• Ryder Flener, Elizabethtown, Oklahoma State University, animal science
• Julissa Garcia, Gilman, Parkland Pathways program, animal science
• Leah Hall, Carbondale, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, animal science
• Remington Henson, Wayne City, Rend Lake College, ag business and ag production and management
• Cole Herrmann, Hoyleton, Kaskaskia College, pre-agricultural engineering
• Tyler Hollis, Columbia, Missouri University of Science and Technology, mechanical engineering
• Sophia Hortin, Fisher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ag leadership and science education
• Reed Jostes, Maroa, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, ag education
• Travis Kaeb, Buckley, Parkland College, ag business with a concentration in precision agriculture
• Parker Karrick, Patoka, Kaskaskia College, ag business
• Tucker Marrs, Paris, Lake Land College, ag production transfer student
• Callie McClay, Oakdale, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ag communications
• Seth Mitchell, Olney, Lake Land College, agriculture
• Bridget Payne, Harrisburg, Southeastern Illinois College, ag education
• Benjamin Polo, Carlinville, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, preveterinary medicine and science
• Sarah Richey, Medora, Illinois Central College, agriculture transfer program
• Calyssa Richie, New Berlin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ag communications
• Becca Royer, Oakland, Lake Land College, agriculture transfer program
• Alexis Ruemker, Columbia, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ag leadership and science education
• Clayton Smith, Sumner, Lincoln Trail College, process technology and welding
• Peyton Tester, Witt, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, farm management
• Abigail Wagner, Milford, Joliet Junior College, agriculture transfer program
• Jake Wente, Sigel, Lake Land College, ag business
• Jenna Wheeler, Jacksonville, Land College, agriculture transfer program
• Dillon White, Jacksonville, John Wood Community College, animal science
Scholarships available from Jenner Ag
For the eighth year, two $1,000 scholarships are available from Jenner Ag for Illinois and Indiana ag students. The scholarships are available to high school seniors up to college juniors pursuing an ag degree.
“We know that students choosing agriculture today face challenges we couldn’t have dreamed of,” says Steve Jones, president of Jenner Ag. “But they also have opportunities better than we could have imagined. We created these scholarships to give more students the chance to capitalize on their potential.”
Applications are available at jennerag.com or through any Jenner employee, and must be postmarked by June 30. Scholarships will be awarded by August.
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