ROBSTOWN, Texas — Texas Farm Credit is relaunching its updated student programs to include more opportunities and increased award amounts totaling $100,000 for 4-H and FFA students within its service territory.
Texas Farm Credit has a mission to support agriculture and rural communities now and in the future. The customer-owned cooperative proudly offers the following programs to recognize and reward students who excel in both the classroom and in their agriculture groups.
“We’re honored to play a part in growing and supporting our future leaders,” said Mark Miller, Chief Executive Officer. “We appreciate the opportunity to contribute to both the students and their local FFA chapters and 4-H clubs.”
These three Ag Student Awards & Recognition Programs are part of Texas Farm Credit’s Passion Forward initiative which aims to give back 2% of their annual net income to local communities each year.
Each Texas Farm Credit branch location will select one local student who will be awarded a $1,000 academic grant and the title of Ag Champ. There will be 18 Ag Champs in all. In addition, each Ag Champ will also have a $1,000 contribution made in their honor to their FFA chapter or 4-H club. For eligibility, full details, and to apply, visit TexasFarmCredit.com/Scholarship.
Texas Farm Credit will present $5,000 postsecondary scholarships to ten future ag leaders. Winners will be announced in May 2022. The annual scholarship program is named in honor of Paris, Texas native Marsha Pyle Martin, a strong advocate for youths and agriculture who passed away in 2000 following a 30-year Farm Credit career. Winners will be selected based on their transcript, application, and essay. For eligibility, full details, and to apply, visit TexasFarmCredit.com/Scholarship.
This virtual showcase encourages local youth in grades 3rd-12th to submit a video spotlighting their ag related project or passion for a chance to win a portion of the $20,500 cash prize. With both a Junior and Senior division, there’s something for everyone in this unique and creative contest. For eligibility, full details, and to apply, visit TexasFarmCredit.com/Showcase.
About Texas Farm Credit
Texas Farm Credit is an agricultural lending cooperative that provides competitive rates, flexible terms, and personal service to farmers, ranchers, rural residents, and agribusiness firms from the Red River to the Rio Grande Valley. Not only does Texas Farm Credit finance a wide range of farming and ranching operations, it also offers home and rural real estate mortgage loans, as well as provides a variety of insurance services to its members. Headquartered in Robstown, Texas, the lending co-op serves 100 Texas counties and is part of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of rural lending co-ops established in 1916. For more information, visit www.TexasFarmCredit.com.
–Texas Farm Credit
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