February 20, 2023

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Farm Credit East Provides Scholarships to Support Agricultural Education


ENFIELD, CONN. — Farm Credit East recently awarded $40,000 in scholarships to support 20 Northeast educators’ attendance at Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) institutes this summer. CASE institutes provide educators with training and resources to teach courses in the CASE curriculum to high school students.

CASE is a project of the National Association of Agricultural Educators. CASE courses integrate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts with hands-on, inquiry-based learning. Teacher recipients will be attending various CASE institutes, including the Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR), Food Science and Safety, Plant Science, Animal Science and Agricultural Power and Technology. 

The teachers receiving scholarships include:

  • Anne Allen, Sharon Springs Central School, NY
  • Crystal Aukema, Marathon Central School, NY
  • Rachel Bennett, Tully Central School District, NY
  • Amber Bornt, Cato Meridian Jr.-Sr. High School, NY
  • Paula Burnor, Canastota High School, NY
  • Tracey Dahlhaus, Elba FFA, NY
  • Emmalee Garvin, Winnisquam Regional High School, NH
  • Rayne Ives, Remsen Junior-Senior High School, NY
  • Renee Johnson, Oxford Academy High School, NY
  • MacKenzie Lawrence, Ulster BOCES, NY
  • Lee Levine, Galway Jr./Sr. High School, NY
  • Michael Magliocca, Richfield Springs Central School District, NY
  • Jennifer Obrizan, Rutgers University, NJ
  • Emaleigh Odell, Fabius Pompey Middle High School, NY
  • Patricia Parsons, South Seneca Central School, NY
  • Cathleen Reeder, Afton Central School District, NY
  • Kylie Spinner, Gouverneur High School, NY
  • Halee Wasson, Southern Cayuga Jr./Sr. High School, NY
  • Megan Wilmot, Schoharie Central School, NY
  • Carol Wright, Canton Central School, NY

Since 2009, CASE has certified more than 3,000 teachers, including more than 200 teachers from the Northeast states Farm Credit East serves. Since Farm Credit East began its educator scholarship in conjunction with the cooperative’s centennial in 2016, it has provided more than $150,000 in scholarships to support these educators’ endeavors to prepare the next generation of agriculture. To further support CASE’s important mission, Farm Credit East also helped CASE develop the agribusiness curriculum first utilized in 2019.



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