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Farm Credit East Awards 33 College Scholarships

Farm Credit East, the Northeast’s largest agricultural lending cooperative, recently awarded $49,500 in college scholarships to 33 student recipients. Each student received a $1,500 scholarship to apply towards his or her higher education.

“This year’s scholarship recipients aspire to make a difference in their communities and are well on their way to becoming agriculture’s future leaders and entrepreneurs,” said CEO Bill Lipinski. “Our program supports students with diverse career aspirations in agriculture, commercial fishing and the forest products industries from across our seven-state territory. Our Board of Directors and staff send congratulations to these deserving students and best wishes for a successful educational experience.”

Following are this year’s Farm Credit East scholarship recipients:

NEW ENGLAND RECIPIENTS

From the Auburn, Maine office territory:
  • Aiden Heikkinen, of Paris, Maine, studies forestry at the University of Maine. He plans to become a certified forester.
  • Elliott Pendleton, of Rockport, Maine, attends the University of Maine to major in animal science and education. She plans to work in agricultural education.
  • Elliott Sanders, of Orono, Maine, is a second year master’s student at the University of Maine. He plans to become a forest products research assistant.

From the Bedford, N.H. office territory:

  • Emily Gibson, of Lee, N.H., will attend the University of New Hampshire to major in veterinary sciences. She hopes to work as an animal laboratory diagnostician.
  • Christian Stock, of Tilton, N.H., majors in forestry and survey engineering technology at the University of Maine. He aspires to become a private consulting forester.

Representing the Claverack, N.Y. office:

  • Shelby Jacquier, of East Canaan, Conn., will study equine business management at Cazenovia College. Her goal is to own and operate an equestrian training facility.

From the Dayville, Conn. office territory:

  • Emily Jacoboski, of Willington, Conn., studies animal science and management at the University of Massachusetts. She aspires to become a sustainable farm owner.

From the Enfield, Conn. office territory:

  • Harrison Bardwell, of Hatfield, Mass., is majoring in sustainable food and farming at the University of Massachusetts. He plans for a career in agriculture.
  • Benjamin Henry, of Wallingford, Conn., is attending SUNY Cobleskill where he studies agricultural engineering. He aspires to become an orchard owner or manager.

Representing the Middleboro, Mass. office territory:

  • Brianna Jarvis, of Marshfield, Mass., majors in animal and veterinary sciences at the University of Maine with the goal of becoming a large animal veterinarian.

From the Middletown, N.Y. office territory:

  • Amy Pruner, of Newtown, Conn., will attend the University of Connecticut to major in equine science. She hopes to own and operate a horse farm.

From the Presque Isle, Maine office territory:

  • Madeline Good, of Monticello, Maine, attends the University of Maine to study agribusiness administration and sustainable agriculture. She plans to return to her family’s potato farm.

NEW JERSEY RECIPIENTS

From the Bridgeton, N.J. office territory:
  • Melanie Mayhew, of Bridgeton, N.J., majors in food science at Delaware Valley University as she works towards a career as a food scientist.

From the Flemington, N.J. office territory:

  • Mikayla Fulper, of Lambertville, N.J., attends Pennsylvania State University to study animal science. She plans to return to her family’s dairy farm.
  • Maiya Gibbs, of Andover, N.J, majors in agricultural sciences at Cornell University as she works towards a career as a crop consultant.

NEW YORK RECIPIENTS

From the Batavia, N.Y. office territory:
  • Jared Dueppengiesser, of Perry, N.Y., studies animal science at Cornell University. He plans to return to his family’s dairy farm.
  • Allison Herrick, of Bliss, N.Y., will attend Cornell University to study dairy science and genetics. She hopes to pursue a career as a dairy geneticist.

From the Burrville, N.Y. office territory:

  • Alicia Chisholm, of Carthage, N.Y., attends Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine as she works towards a career in production animal medicine.
  • Harley Hancock, of Carthage, N.Y., studies agricultural business at SUNY Cobleskill. She plans to return to her family’s dairy farm to diversify their operation.

Representing the Claverack, N.Y. office:

  • Courtney Dearnley, of Copake, N.Y., will attend Cornell University to major in animal science. She plans a career as a dairy consultant.

From the Cobleskill, N.Y. office territory:

  • Mary Kennedy, of Mount Vision, N.Y., will attend Virginia Tech to major in dairy science as she works towards becoming a large animal veterinarian.

Representing the Cortland, N.Y. office:

  • Danielle Angell, of Cortland, N.Y., is studying dairy science and agricultural business at Morrisville State College. She plans a career as an A.I. sales representative.

From the Geneva, N.Y., office territory:

  • Will Raes, of Geneva, N.Y., will study agricultural business and diesel technology at SUNY Cobleskill. He plans to return to his family’s fourth generation farm.
  • Dale Wickham, of Victor, N.Y., is attending Cornell University where he studies applied economics and management. He plans a career in agribusiness.

From the Greenwich, N.Y. office territory:

  • George Lamb, of Buskirk, N.Y., majors in animal science at SUNY Cobleskill. He looks forward to a career in dairy cattle genetics.

Representing the Hornell, N.Y. office:

  • Paige Demun, of Troupsburg, N.Y., will attend Cornell University where she plans to major in animal science with the goal of becoming a large animal veterinarian.
  • Corrigan Herbert, of Fillmore, N.Y., is studying viticulture and wine technology at Finger Lakes Community College. She plans a career as a viticulturist.

From the Mayville, N.Y. office territory:

  • Brittney Noto, of Delevan, N.Y., majors in agricultural business development at Morrisville State College as she works towards becoming an agricultural consultant.
  • Gabriel Rater, of Sherman, N.Y., attends SUNY Cobleskill where he studies agricultural business. He plans a career as farm manager/owner and educator.

Representing the Potsdam, N.Y. office:

  • Samantha Curtis, of Canton, N.Y., plans to attend Cornell University to major in agricultural education and business. She plans to become an agricultural teacher.
  • Jennifer King, of Waddington, N.Y., studies animal science at Cornell University as she works towards a career in agribusiness.

Representing the Riverhead, N.Y. office:

  • Rosemarie Andrews, of Wading River, N.Y., studies agriculture and natural resources at the University of Connecticut. She plans to return to her family’s farm.

From the Sangerfield, N.Y. office territory:

  • Corey Marshman, of Oxford, N.Y., will attend Morrisville State College to major in agricultural engineering. Corey plans to become a farm manager/owner.

The Farm Credit East scholarship program is for college bound students with career aspirations in agriculture, forest products and commercial fishing. Farm Credit East makes a strong commitment to promoting diversity as part of the scholarship program.

To be a candidate for a 2017 scholarship, contact a Farm Credit East branch office or visit FarmCreditEast.com. Applications will be available in January 2017.

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For more information:
Contact: Kristie Schmitt
Telephone: 860.741.4380
Email: Kristie.Schmitt@FarmCreditEast.com