NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Texas Farm Credit, a rural lending cooperative, recently presented a $500 donation check to the Nacogdoches 4-H Club as part of its annual scholarship program.
Since 2000, Texas Farm Credit has presented $136,500 in college scholarships to students who are pursuing agriculture-related fields. The co-op also donates $500 to each recipient’s 4-H club or FFA chapter.
One of this year’s scholarship winners, Payton Ramsey, made the choice for the donation to go to the Nacogdoches 4-H Club.
Ramsey, a senior at Garrison High School, is attending Texas A&M University this fall to study animal science. While in high school, she was an active FFA and 4-H member, judging livestock for both organizations. She also served as Pineywoods District FFA vice president and showed cattle and goats.
The scholarships honor the memory of Marsha Pyle Martin, a native of Paris, Texas, who at the time of her death in January 2000 was chairman and chief executive officer of the Farm Credit Administration, which regulates the nationwide Farm Credit System.
Texas Farm Credit finances agricultural operations, agribusinesses, homes and rural real estate, and offers a variety of insurance services. Headquartered in Robstown, Texas, it serves 100 Texas counties and is part of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of rural lending cooperatives established in 1916.
–Texas Farm Credit
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