Farm Credit East Gives $42,000 in College Scholarships
ENFIELD, CONN. – Farm Credit East, the Northeast’s largest agricultural lending cooperative, recently awarded $42,000 in college scholarships to 28 student recipients. Each student received a $1,500 scholarship to apply towards his or her higher education.
“This year’s scholarship recipients aspire to make a difference in their communities and are well on their way to becoming agriculture’s future leaders,” said CEO Bill Lipinski. “Our program supports students with diverse career aspirations in agriculture, commercial fishing and the forest products industries from across our six-state territory. Our Board of Directors and staff sends its congratulations to these deserving students and best wishes for a successful educational experience.”
Here is this year’s Farm Credit East scholarship recipients listed by the branch office they represent:
New England Recipients
- From the Bedford, N.H. office territory: Nathaniel Kimball-Barr, of Hopkinton, N.H., will be attending UNH Thompson School of Applied Science to study integrated ag business management. His goal is to be a family farm owner/manager. Josiah Robertson, of Contoocook, N.H., attends University of New Hampshire. Josiah majors in integrated agriculture and is interested in becoming a farm owner/manager.
- From the Claverack, N.Y. office territory: Alixandra Borgert, of East Canaan, Conn., is working towards a career as a veterinarian at the University of Findlay. Alixandra majors in pre-vet/animal science and biology. Dalton Jacquier, of East Canaan, Conn., will attend SUNY Cobleskill to major in agricultural engineering. Dalton is aspiring to become a farm owner/manager. Victor Salazar, of New Hartford, Conn., is majoring in agricultural education at Clemson University. Victor is working towards a career in agricultural public policy.
- From the Dayville, Conn. office territory: Nate Baribault, of Amston, Conn., will attend North Carolina State University where he will major in animal science. Nate aspires to become a large animal veterinarian. Kelia Cutkelvin, of Milford, Mass., will attend Randolph College to major in biology/pre-veterinary. Kelia plans a career as an equine veterinarian.
- From the Enfield, Conn.office territory: Heather Hunt, of Orange, Mass., is majoring in animal science at Cornell University. Heather is working towards a career in the dairy industry.
- From the Middleboro, Mass.office territory: Adam Marazzi, of Walpole, Mass., will attend Delaware Valley College where he will major in livestock management/ agribusiness. Adam plans a career as a farm manager/owner.
New Jersey Recipients
- From the Bridgeton, N.J. office territory: Desiree Clark, of Alloway, N.J., attends Cumberland County College and majors in agricultural business. She is working toward a career as a farm owner. Also pursuing a career as a farm owner/manager is Nicholas Culver, of Mannington, N.J. Nicholas will attend Cornell University to study agricultural sciences. Sarah Hamner, of Jobstown, N.J., will attend South Dakota State University to major in agricultural education. Sarah aspires to become an agricultural educator.
- From the Flemington, N.J. office territory: Charlie Hoffman, of Hillsborough, N.J., is attending Cornell University where he is studying animal science as he works toward a career as a large animal veterinarian.
- Representing the Middletown, N.Y. office: Levi Gibbs, of Andover, N.J., will attend Morrisville State College and major in diesel technology. Levi hopes to become a farm owner/manager.
New York Recipients
- From the Batavia, N.Y. office territory: Jacob Dueppengiesser, of Perry, N.Y., will attend Cornell University to major in animal science. Jacob aspires to become a dairy farm owner/manager. Also aspiring to be a dairy farm owner/manager is Emilie Mulligan, of Avon, N.Y. Emilie attends Cornell University where she majors in animal science. Betsey McKenna, of Albion, N.Y., is studying animal and agricultural science at Cornell University. Betsey is working towards a career as a dairy consultant.
- Representing the Burrville, N.Y. office: Ryan Willits, of Copenhagen, N.Y., will attend Morrisville State College to major in agricultural science and education. Ryan is pursuing a career in agricultural education. John Allen, of Belleville, N.Y., will major in agricultural business at Cornell University. His goal is to become a business operator.
- From the Cobleskill, N.Y. office territory: William Chandler, of Delanson, N.Y., attends Cornell University where he is majoring in animal science. William’s career goal is to become a large animal veterinarian.
- Representing the Cortland, N.Y. office: Chelsea Jones, of Little York, N.Y., is majoring in animal science at Cornell University. She is working towards a career in agricultural communications. Abigail Teeter, of Ithaca, N.Y., will attend SUNY Cobleskill where she will major in agricultural business. Abigail plans a career in agricultural communications.
- From the Geneva, N.Y., office territory: Chelsea Van Acker, of Williamson, N.Y., attends Cornell University where she is majoring in plant science/agricultural science with an eye toward a career in agricultural consulting.
- Representing the Hornell, N.Y. office territory: Casey Arlig, of Friendship, N.Y., is majoring in animal science at Cornell University. Casey plans a career as a dairy nutritionist.
- From the Mayville, N.Y. office territory: Christian Deakin, of Portland, N.Y., is studying viticulture and enology at Cornell University. Christian aspires to become a wine maker/researcher.
- From the Potsdam, N.Y. office: Kristin King, of Waddington, N.Y., is working towards a career as a dairy nutritionist or consultant. She is majoring in animal science at Cornell University.
- Representing the Riverhead, N.Y. office: Kaitlyn Anderson, of Manorville, N.Y., attends Cornell University where she majors in agricultural science. Kaitlyn is working towards a career as a greenhouse manager.
- From the Sangerfield, N.Y. office territory: Stacy Collins, of Ilion, N.Y., will attend SUNY Cobleskill where she will study dairy science on her way to a career as a dairy nutritionist.
The Farm Credit East scholarship program is for college bound students with career aspirations in agriculture, forest products and commercial fishing. Farm Credit East makes a strong commitment to promoting diversity as part of the scholarship program.
The industries supported by this scholarship are key contributors to the economy of the Northeast, providing billions of dollars of economic activity and extensive employment throughout the region. To be a candidate for a 2013 scholarship, contact a Farm Credit East branch office or visit FarmCreditEast.com. Applications will be available in January 2013.
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Farm Credit East extends more than $4.35 billion in loans and has 19 local offices in its six-state service area. In addition to loans and leases, the organization also offers a full range of agriculturally specific financial services for businesses related to farming, horticulture, forestry and commercial fishing. Farm Credit East is governed by a 15-person board of directors from across the Northeast.