AgTexas Farm Credit Services awards $8,000 in scholarships


LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — Here is a press release from AgTexas Farm Credit Services:

AgTexas Farm Credit Services will award $8,000 in scholarships during its seventh annual AgTexas AgYouth Scholarship Program on Tuesday evening, May 10 at the FiberMax Center for Discovery (formerly the Bayer Museum of Agriculture) located at 1121 Canyon Lake Road at 6:30 p.m.

The evening will honor outstanding high school graduates who have excelled in their 4-H and FFA chapters. The $8,000 is part of $24,000 in scholarships awarded under the education initiative AgTexas created seven years ago.

The program has awarded more than $150,000 to senior graduates in markets where AgTexas has offices – including Lubbock, Brownfield, Levelland and Seminole in the Southern Plains region.

“We are honoring some of the brightest young minds in Texas with this program,” said Tim McDonald, CEO of AgTexas Farm Credit. He adds, “These students represent the next generation of agriculture in Texas and the United States. It is our privilege to pay tribute to their achievements thus far and to encourage them for the future.

McDonald continues: “We have missed being in person at our banquets for the past two years due to the pandemic. We like to celebrate in the same room with our winners and their parents. Graduation season is a special time in their lives, and we look forward to sharing this occasion together. »

Outstanding 4-H and FFA high school students have received significant recognition for their dedication to agriculture through the 7th Annual AgTexas Youth Scholarship Program. Here in the Southern Plains Region, eight (8) students will each receive a $1,000 scholarship, with selection made by lottery from among 24 winners.

These 4-H and FFA programs help introduce many of their participants to agriculture, enabling students to learn and apply science and technology to make farming and ranching more productive and provide them with a promising future.

“We are very pleased to have created the Ag Youth of the Month program because it draws positive attention to young people who are investing in our state and our nation as well as their own future,” concluded McDonald.

AgTexas serves approximately 3,500 members in 43 counties across its Panhandle, South Plains and Central Texas regions.

About AgTexas Farm Credit Services:
AgTexas is a rural lending cooperative, providing financing for real estate and working capital, as well as insurance, leasing and cash management services for the agricultural industry since 1934. Today , AgTexas serves approximately 3,500 members in 43 counties through 11 offices, including Lubbock, Brownfield, Levelland and Seminole. In the Southern Plains, AgTexas serves Cochran, Crosby, Gaines, Garza, Hockley, Lubbock, Lynn, Terry and Yoakum counties.

(AgTexas Farm Credit Services press release)

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