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2020 FCI Agriculture Scholars Named

Mon, 13 Apr 2020 04:57:29 CDT
This is the 17th year of the Farm Credit agriculture scholarship program which has awarded a total of $516,000 to 387 students since 2004 - $60,000 was awarded this year to 30 students. 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 scholars represent tomorrow’s agricultural leaders,” says Rod Stoll, vice president of marketplace engagement for FCI. “Investing in their education today – on behalf of our cooperative’s members – will help positively shape the future of the industry and Rural America.”

The following nine local students were selected to receive a 2020 Farm Credit agriculture scholarship:


Anne Becker of Jacksonville (Morgan County) will graduate from Jacksonville High School and attend Oklahoma State University to study agricultural leadership. She is the daughter of Todd and Jane Becker.

Mackenzie Harmon of Morrisonville (Christian County) will graduate from Morrisonville High School and attend Lincoln Land Community College to study agricultural communications. She is the daughter of Bill and Wendy Harmon.

Kelsey Knebel of Pocahontas (Madison County) will graduate from Highland High School and attend Kaskaskia College to study agriculture. She is the daughter of Jeremy and Kim Knebel.

Reagan Kulenkamp of Carlinville (Macoupin County) will graduate from Carlinville High School and attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to study agricultural and consumer economics, agribusiness markets and management. He is the son of Roy and Cathy Kulenkamp.

Carlie Mettler of Highland (Madison County) will graduate from Highland High School and attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to study animal sciences. She is the daughter of Dustin and Rene Barr.

Tanner Mickey of Taylorville (Christian County) will graduate from Taylorville High School and attend Lake Land College as an agriculture transfer. He is the son of Jon and Carla Mickey.

Samantha Mies of Loami (Sangamon County) will graduate from Waverly High School and attend Kansas State University to study agricultural economics, concentrating in international trade and development. She is the daughter of Ted and Julie Mies.

Eric Schafer of Owaneco (Christian County) will graduate from Taylorville High School and attend Butler Community College to study animal science. He is the son of Aaron and Sue Schafer.

Matilynn Thornsbury of Shipman (Macoupin County) will graduate from Southwestern High School and attend Lincoln Land Community College as an agriculture transfer. She is the daughter of Matt and Kendra Thornsbury.

 

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