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Farm Credit East Provides Scholarships to Four Future Agricultural Leaders

February 12, 2020


Farm Credit East has awarded four scholarships to students involved in The National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization to support their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE). The scholarship recipients had strong projects and expressed a clear understanding of their projects’ impact on their future careers in agriculturally related fields.

“Farm Credit East is committed to supporting the next generation of Northeast agriculture,” said Farm Credit East CEO Mike Reynolds. “These aspiring students have drive and passion, and their SAE projects are an important part of their development. We’re pleased to support their endeavors on their route to a career in an agriculturally related field.”

The following students each received a $500 scholarship to support their current SAE project or to enhance their knowledge of the agriculture, commercial fishing or forest products industries.

  • Andrea Majewski, of Keene High School and FFA chapter, in Keene, NH. Her entrepreneurship SAE is focused around breeding, showing, and marketing beef cattle.
  • Bailey Hirschboeck, of Killingly High School and FFA chapter, in Killingly, CT. She has built her entrepreneurship SAE around breeding, showing, and marketing Nigerian Dwarf Goats.
  • Joanna Turner, of Lyman Hall High School and FFA Chapter, in Wallingford, CT. Through her placement SAE Joanna has managed the animal science facilities, aquaculture facilities, and greenhouses for her agriculture program.
  • Chelsea Fowler, of Nonnewaug High School and Woodbury FFA Chapter, in Newtown, CT. Her entrepreneurship SAE is focused on the production and marketing of garlic to local and online consumers.

These scholarships are part of a program offering four scholarships twice per year. Farm Credit East is currently accepting applications for the June 30, 2020 deadline. Applicants must be active in their local FFA chapter and reside within the seven states Farm Credit East serves. To apply for a Farm Credit East FFA scholarship, please visit, or contact a Farm Credit East branch office.


For more information:
Contact: Tom Cosgrove
Telephone: 800.562.2235