New Boston, Texas – Texas Farm Credit recently recognized 20 students in their AgStudent of the Month program.
Texas Farm Credit has a mission to support agriculture and rural communities today and tomorrow. The customer-owned cooperative proudly offers two programs that recognize high school seniors who excel in the classroom and in their FFA chapters and 4-H clubs.
Each year Texas Farm Credit presents $2,000 postsecondary scholarships to five future ag leaders who live in Texas Farm Credit's 100-county territory. The scholarship program is named in honor of the late Marsha Pyle Martin, a native of Paris, Texas, who was board chairman and chief executive officer of the Farm Credit Administration from 1994 to 2000. In addition, every Texas Farm Credit branch recognizes one outstanding student per month from January to April of the school year. Winners receive $100 Visa gift cards and advance to the selection process for the Marsha Martin Scholarship program.
For the month of February, the Texas Farm Credit Clarksville branch is pleased to announce their AgStudent of the Month, Kayla Ratcliff who was presented with a certificate and gift card by Branch Manager Jay Kidwell.
Texas Farm Credit finances agricultural operations, agribusinesses and rural real estate. Headquartered in Robstown, it serves 100 Texas counties and has lending offices in Athens, Bandera, Beaumont, Bonham, Brenham, Clarksville, Fairfield, Gainesville, Hebbronville, Nacogdoches, Paris, Pleasanton, Raymondville, Robstown, San Antonio, Sulphur Springs, The Woodlands, Tyler, Uvalde and Weslaco. It is part of the nationwide Farm Credit System, a network of rural financing cooperatives established in 1916.