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Classes of Farm Credit Scholars

Caroline Brooks

Headshot picture of Farm Credit Scholar, Caroline Brooks.
Major: Agriculture, Leadership, Education, and Communications
County: Warren County, TN

"I am very excited to be involved with the Farm Credit Scholars Program. I am excited for the opportunity to connect with leaders in the agriculture industry, and to develop relationships with my fellow Farm Credit Scholars. I know I will learn a lot through experiences I will gain over the next three years in this program."


Taylor Campbell

Headshot picture of Farm Credit Scholar, Taylor Campbell.
Major: Plant Sciences
County: Washington County

"The Farm Credit Scholars Program will help me to broaden my horizons in agriculture through leadership and experiential learning opportunities. The experiences I will gain as a scholar will help me to better educate students in my future career as an agriculture educator."


Adella Lonas

Headshot picture of Farm Credit Scholar, Adella Lonas.
Major: Animal Science
County: Murray County, Georgia

"The Farm Credit Scholars Program invests in students and gives them opportunities to grow as a young agriculturist. This program will provide me with experiences that will allow me to learn and better serve the agricultural community in my adult life and future career. I'm very thankful for a cooperation that cares so much about the future leaders of the industry."


John Ryan Scarlett

Headshot picture of Farm Credit Scholar, John Ryan Scarlett.
Major: Food and Agricultural Business & Agricultural Communications Majors
County: Jefferson County 

"The Farm Credit Mid-America scholars program will allow me to pursue my passion in agriculture through the support and leadership opportunities it provides. I am looking forward to experiences that lead to growth and opportunities to learn more about the agricultural industry. I would like to say thank you to the people at Farm Credit Mid- America who have made this a possibility for me."


Windy Soto-Gonzalez

Headshot picture of Farm Credit Scholar, Windy Soto-Gonzalez.
Major: Animal Science- Bioscience
Minor: International Agriculture
County: Davidson County

"I am thankful to have been accepted as a Farm Credit Scholar and excited to get to know everyone involved. Farm Credit Scholars program will allow me to promote agriculture from a place of leadership position while providing me with financial support and opening my eyes to the endless opportunity in the field!"

2019 Farm Credit Scholars in the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.
From left to right: Jacob Eicher, Food and Agricultural Business (FAB) major from Sumner County; Ian Kane, FAB major from Sumner County; Sarah Cantrell, FAB major from Greene County; Kendall Martin, Natural Resource and Environmental Economics major from Marshall County; Shelby Mainord, FAB major from Putnam County; Hence Duncan, FAB major from Franklin County.

The 2019 class of Farm Credit Scholars in the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.
The 2019 class of Farm Credit Scholars in the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.
The 2018 class of Farm Credit Scholars in front of Morgan Hall.
The 2018 class of Farm Credit Scholars in front of Morgan Hall.

2018 Farm Credit Scholars in front of Morgan Hall. From left to right: Hailey Rose Viars, ALEC and Public Relations major from Loudon County, Cora Beth Key, Animal Science major from Clay County, John Calvin Bryant, Food Science major from Lawrence County, Madison Kilbarger, Food and Agricultural business major from Jamestown, Ohio, Erin Bacon, ALEC and Food and Agricultural Business major from Jefferson County.

2017 Farm Credit Scholars in front of Morgan Hall. From left to right: Ali Clark, an ALEC-Ag Education major from Meigs County; Abigail Pollock, an Animal Science major from Lincoln County; Charles Harrison, a Food And Agricultural Business major from Loudon County; Jessica Garner, an ALEC-Ag Education major from Wilson County; and Colin Jennings, a Food and Agricultural Business major from Wilson County.

The 2017 class of Farm Credit Scholars in front of Morgan Hall.
The 2017 class of Farm Credit Scholars in front of Morgan Hall.

The 2016 class of Farm Credit Scholars
2016 Farm Credit Scholars

2016 Farm Credit Scholars from left to right are: Ty Wolaver, a Food and Agricultural Business major from Fayetteville; Haley Webb, an ALEC-Ag Education major from Rogersville; Jade Ellis, a Food and Agricultural Business major from Lafayette; Sam Daniel, a Plant Science – Landscape Design major from Covington; Jeb Beasley, a Food and Agricultural Business major from Hendersonville; and Catherine Moore, an ALEC-Ag Communications major from Dyersburg.

2015 Farm Credit Scholars from left to right are: Susan Cowley, a Food and Agricultural Business major from Lincoln County; Anna Ingleburger, an ALEC-Ag Communications major from Franklin County; Amy Morgan, a Food and Agricultural Business major from Putnam County; Kristen Sommerfeld, an Animal Science major from Wake County, NC; and Victoria Utsman, an ALEC-Ag Education major from Washington County.

The 2015 class of Farm Credit Scholars
The 2015 class of Farm Credit Scholars

2014 Farm Credit Scholars at the College’s Scholarship Banquet. From left to right: Jared Bruhin, an Animal Science and Food & Agricultural Business major from Sevier County; Katie Shields, an ALEC-Ag Education major from Sevier County; Tori Campbell, a Food and Agricultural Business major from Lincoln County; Taylre Beaty, a Food and Agricultural Business major from Blount County; Lynsey Jones, a Food Science major from Knox County; and Sam Koeshall, a Plant Science major from Loudon County.

The 2014 class of Farm Credit Scholars at the College's Scholarship Banquet.
2014 Class of Farm Credit Scholars

2013 Scholars in Washington, D.C. From left to right, Landon Cameron, an Environmental and Soil Science major from Grainger County; Maegan Cantrell, an ALEC-Ag Education major from Anderson County; Tracy Taylor, a Food and Agricultural Business major from Madison County; Tori Bryant, a Food and Agricultural Business major from Lawrence County; and Tanner Pritchett, a Food and Agricultural Business major from Cheatham County.

The 2013 class of Farm Credit Scholars in Washington D.C.
2013 Class of Farm Credit Scholars in Washington D.C.
The 2012 class of Farm Credit Scholars at the New York Stock Exchange.
2012 Class of Farm Credit Scholars in New York

2012 Scholars with alumnus Peter Costa at the New York Stock Exchange. From left to right: Dr. William Park, Program Director; Peyton Graham, a Food and Agricultural Business major from Tipton County; Peter Costa; Forrest Duncan, a Food and Agricultural Business major from Franklin County; Billy Rochelle, a Food and Agricultural Business major from Hickman County; David Lynn, Farm Credit Mid-America; Mark Wilson, Farm Credit mid-America. Not pictured are Ashley Ailshie, a Food and Agricultural Business major from Maury County; and Erin Brinkley, an ALEC-Ag Education major from Washington County.