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Farm Credit of Northwest Florida awards six scholarships to students in rural communities


Farm Credit of Northwest Florida honored six high-achieving high school seniors this spring by awarding each student a $1,500 AgVocator scholarship. The recognized students are pursuing careers in agriculture, horticulture, forestry or a similar field and have proven their dedication to building stronger rural communities within Farm Credit of Northwest Florida’s chartered territory.

In addition to area of study, winners were chosen based on academic aptitude, vocational promise, personal attributes and leadership qualities. The hope is that they will use their talents and education to contribute to their rural communities in a meaningful way.

The 2016 AgVocator Scholarship recipients include: Charles Dowis of Bay High School, Colby Hargrove of Cottondale High School, Jacob Long of Jefferson County High School, Kyle Rogers of Aucilla Christian Academy, Emily Ashworth of Jay High School and Alexander Cook of East Hill Christian School.

“Farm Credit of Northwest Florida is proud to acknowledge the impact the students have made and will continue to make on rural communities,” President and CEO Rick Bitner said. “We wish them the best as they move into the next chapter of their lives and toward their chosen careers.”