Farm Credit East has awarded four scholarships to students involved in the National FFA Organization (Future Farmers of America) as part of a new scholarship the financial cooperative began offering last fall.
Farm Credit East, the Northeast’s largest agricultural lending cooperative, recently awarded $49,500 in college scholarships to 32 student recipients. Farm Credit East’s scholarship program supports students with diverse career aspirations in agriculture, commercial fishing and the forest products sectors from across the association’s seven-state territory.
The Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement Program, a joint effort of Farm Credit East, Yankee Farm Credit and CoBank, recently provided $71,300 in grant funding to 22 organizations for their efforts to support young and beginning farmer initiatives, encourage youth leadership development, and promote northeast agriculture, forestry and commercial fishing.
Farm Credit East recently awarded $23,100 in scholarships to support 28 educators who will be attending Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) programs this summer where they will learn to teach CASE courses to high school students in Farm Credit East’s territory.