The Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement will be giving away five $2,500 academic scholarships to high school agriculture teachers to use toward an advanced degree or continuing education credits.
Teachers must live and work in MidAtlantic Farm Credit's footprint. The application deadline is September 28, 2018.
"We are thrilled to be able to assist those who are educating the next generation," says Dale Hershey, Chairman of the Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement. "Currently, jobs in agriculture make up eleven percent of our country's employment, providing many opportunities for students to learn about the unique paths in the industry. We are excited to see these teachers impact the future of agriculture."
The non-profit Foundation was established in 2015 and is funded by participating association MidAtlantic Farm Credit.
The Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement's scholarship program awards ten scholarships, each valued at $10,000, to high school seniors or students currently enrolled in an advanced educational program. The applicants must be planning to pursue a career in agriculture and reside in a county within MidAtlantic Farm Credit's five-state territory.
"As a farmer myself, I am very confident that the future of agriculture is in good hands," adds Hershey. "I would encourage any agriculture teacher considering continuing their education to apply for this unique scholarship program."
The application and more information about the Foundation is available online at fcfoundationforag.org.