MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — A small group of Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences students recently completed the AgChoice Scholars program. At the end of the unique experiential learning opportunity, they received a scholarship award for their accomplishment.
“Even though the program was in a virtual format this year, I really enjoyed the sessions and people I met,” shared participant Maddie Musser. “I learned things that will aid me in my personal life as well as my career.”
Open to eligible sophomores and juniors, AgChoice Scholars gain on-the-job experience and a glimpse into the agricultural lending industry. Students participate in a one-year program that traditionally includes educational seminars, a one-week externship, field trips to local agribusinesses and credit analysis projects.
“We built the Scholars program to provide future agricultural leaders the opportunity to network with AgChoice staff and other industry representatives,” said Darrell Curtis, AgChoice CEO and President. “This group of students in particular did a fantastic job adapting to the pandemic restrictions and maximizing their experience.”
Congratulations to the following 2020-21 AgChoice Scholars graduates:
- Mikara Anderson, majoring in animal science,
- Donny Opp, majoring in animal science,
- Shawnelle Miller, majoring in accounting,
- Maddie Musser, majoring in agribusiness management,
- Rebecca Panzer, majoring in biorenewable systems and
- Anna Reyburn, majoring in animal science.
To learn more about the program, visit agchoice.com.
AgChoice Farm Credit specializes in providing farm and country property loans and financial services to help customers confidently reach their dreams in 52 Pennsylvania counties and four West Virginia counties. Learn more at agchoice.com or 1-800-998-5557.
–AgChoice Farm Credit