Special to the Journal
To celebrate the Centennial of the Farm Credit System, Capital Farm Credit is awarding 100 scholarships to Texas students over 100 days – beginning on National Ag Day, March 15.
Belton High School Senior Marrisa Coats was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Capital Farm Credit’s Temple branch office.
In addition to various scholarships given through colleges and universities, as well as other methods, each of Capital Farm Credit’s branch offices across the state will award at least one $1,000 scholarship.
“July 17, 2016 marks the anniversary of Woodrow Wilson signing the Federal Farm Loan Act of 1916 which established the Farm Credit System,” said Ben Novosad, chief executive officer. “The Farm Credit System has served America’s rural communities for 100 years, and Capital Farm Credit is proud to be an important part of the system’s rich history of supporting farmers and ranchers.”
“A big part of our mission is to help rural areas grow and thrive by providing farmers and ranchers with the capital they need to make their businesses successful,” added Novosad. “We’re also proud to help build the next generation of agricultural producers through our scholarship program. By supporting Texas’ youth, we’re helping invest in the vibrancy of rural communities throughout Texas.”
To see a running list of scholarship winners, visit www.capitalfarmcredit.com/aboutus/news-media.
Capital Farm Credit has provided financing to Texas farmers, ranchers, rural property owners and agribusinesses for 100 years. Headquartered in Bryan, CFC has offices spanning most of Texas. For more information about its patronage dividend program, financial services and office locations, visit www.CapitalFarmCredit.com.