A McMinnville college student has been awarded a scholarship from Farm Credit Mid-America as part of the organization’s commitment to developing the next generation of leaders in agriculture.
Austin Barry was awarded a $1,500 scholarship based on academic record, leadership qualities, and community and school involvement. Barry attends Tennessee Tech and plans to graduate with a major in agribusiness and plant and soil science.
“Ushering in the next generation of agriculture is an important part of Farm Credit’s mission to secure the future of our industry, and rewarding standout students is one way of recognizing the achievements of Tennessee youth,” said Mark Wilson, senior vice president financial services. “As future leaders of rural communities and farming, we are eager to support students who strive to achieve success in education and who have a passion for agriculture.”
In total, Farm Credit Mid-America awarded 62 college scholarships across its four-state territory to its customers’ children and grandchildren who are pursuing degrees related to agriculture.