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2020 Farm Credit Scholars

Jul 20, 2020

The Herbert College of Agriculture Announces the 2020 Class of Farm Credit Scholars

Knoxville, Tenn. – For now they’re passionate, bright students. In the near future, they will each define that passion within each of them for the agriculture industry and ultimately become leaders in their fields.

The Herbert College of Agriculture at the UT Institute of Agriculture is announcing the selection of six new members of the Farm Credit Scholars Program. The Farm Credit Scholars Program was established in the Herbert College of Agriculture at The University of Tennessee in 2012 with support from Farm Credit Mid-America (FCMA) and today students in the program are continually being prepared for leadership positions within the agriculture industry.

This year’s Farm Credit Scholars are Caroline Brooks, Agriculture Leadership, Education and Communications (ALEC) major from Warren County, Tennessee; Taylor Campbell, Plant Science major from Washington County, Tennessee; Adella Lonas, Animal Science major from Murray County, Georgia; John Ryan Scarlett, Food and Agricultural Business (FAB) major and Agriculture Leadership, Education, and Communications (ALEC) major from Jefferson County, Tennessee; Windy Soto-Gonzalez, Animal Science major from Davidson County.

FCMA number one goal in this program is to enhance the learning experience of students and prepare them for careers as future leaders within the agriculture industry. These scholars will receive a $3,000 annual scholarship as they continue throughout the program while upholding the principles and academic expectations set for all Scholar recipients. The selected scholars are all pursuing majors within the Herbert College of Agriculture and in addition to their studies will be required to complete courses in accounting, farm and agribusiness management, agricultural finances, agricultural law, sales, and leadership.

While these students are being developed within their academic programs the Scholars will have the opportunity to participate in a summer internship upon the completion of their sophomore and junior year. It is through their internship experiences that these scholars will develop their personal growth and ultimately, their career success. We look forward to seeing these students complete research projects, provide written and oral presentations, and ultimately serve professionally as a Herbert College of Agriculture graduate.

The Herbert College of Agriculture wishes their Scholars the best as they embark on a new chapter within their student professional lives and may each of these scholars develop and define their passions through this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Through its mission of preparing students for leading personally-satisfying lives as productive members of society with emphasis on careers in the agricultural, environmental, life, and social sciences, the Herbert College of Agriculture touches countless lives.