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Farm Credit Mid-America Accepts Students to College Leaders Scholarship Program

Louisville, Ky. (September 6, 2017) – Four students from The Ohio State University were accepted to the Farm Credit Mid-America College Leaders Scholarship Program, which provides professional development opportunities to students pursuing careers in agriculture.


Carlee Stewart of Wooster; Andrew Shea of Columbus; Natalie Miller of Washington Court House and Mary Buehler of Anna are participating in the two-year program that awards twenty students with $5,000 scholarships and learning sessions in professional growth and financial education. They were chosen based on academic performance, leadership qualities and community involvement.


“Scholarships are a direct example of our investment in the future of agriculture,” said Bill Johnson, president and CEO of Farm Credit Mid-America, “We’re proud to support students with career aspirations in agriculture. These students, their skills and their passion for the industry inspire optimism for the future of rural communities and agriculture.”


Farm Credit also awarded scholarships to 8 additional students from The Ohio State University through its Customer Agricultural Scholarship program. Customer Agricultural Scholarship recipients are listed below:


  • Kaitlin Carrie Butterfield (Oxford, Ohio)
  • Jarod E. Herron (Salem, Ohio)
  • Katherine Wolfe (Stark County, Ohio)
  • Amanda Schmitmeyer (Coldwater, Ohio)
  • Philip Eberly (Wooster, Ohio)
  • Katherine Garen (Mount Sterling, Ohio)
  • Lea Kimley (South Charleston, Ohio)
  • Grant M. Cory (Columbus, Ohio)


For additional information on Farm Credit Mid-America’s community engagement efforts, visit


About Farm Credit Mid-America

Farm Credit Mid-America is a financial services cooperative, and has served the credit needs of farmers and rural residents across Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee for a century. Backed by the strength of nearly 100,000 customers and $22 billion in assets, Farm Credit Mid-America provides loans for real estate, operating, equipment, housing and related services such as crop insurance, and vehicle, equipment and building leases. For more information, call 1-800-444-FARM or at