AgChoice recognizes Penn State scholars

Open to eligible sophomores and juniors, students gain first-hand experience

Year One and Year Two AgChoice Scholars were recognized at a dinner with AgChoice staff. (AgChoice Farm Credit)

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — AgChoice Farm Credit recently recognized this year’s AgChoice Scholars, a small group of Penn State students who participated in a unique experiential learning opportunity, with scholarships.

Open to eligible sophomores and juniors, AgChoice Scholars gain first-hand experience working with Pennsylvania’s largest agricultural lender and a glimpse into the agricultural lending industry. Students participate in a two-year program that includes educational seminars, a one-week externship, field trips to local agribusinesses and credit analysis projects.

“AgChoice Scholars is designed to build future agricultural industry leaders while giving students an opportunity to network with their peers, AgChoice staff and other industry representatives,” said Darrell Curtis, AgChoice CEO and President. “In meeting with these students, I know agriculture’s future is in great hands.”

Year One AgChoice Scholars
Casey Branstetter, Agribusiness Management, Tyrone, Pa.
Paul Brown, Agribusiness Management, Gettysburg, Pa.
Mikayla Carbaugh, Agribusiness Management, Woodbury, Pa.
Greg Kowalewski, Animal Science Business Option, Forest City, Pa.
Laura Ritchey, Public Relations, Martinsburg, Pa.
Gretchen Seigworth, Agribusiness Management, Brookville, Pa.

Year Two AgChoice Scholars
Colleen Andrews, Agricultural Science, Lancaster, Pa.
Kasie Kerr, Animal Science, Business Management Option, Bangor, Pa.
Clay Rice, Bio-renewable Systems, Blain, Pa.
Alton Rudgers, Animal Science, Business Management Option, Attica, N.Y.
Cara Trotter, Animal Science, Enon Valley, Pa.
Kate Wenner, Agribusiness Management and Economics, Hershey, Pa.

To learn more about the program and the 2017 application process, visit agchoice.com.

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