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Farm Credit of Northwest Florida Awards $1,500 Scholarships


Marianna-Fla.—Farm Credit of Northwest Florida provided scholarship awards, totaling $9,000, to six high achieving high school seniors within its chartered territory including 18 counties in the Florida Panhandle.

The AgVocator Scholarship is given to encourage young AgVocators to use their talents to create stronger communities in the rural areas where they live. The recognized students are pursuing careers in agriculture, horticulture, forestry or a similar field and have proven their dedication to building stronger rural communities.


We are thrilled to honor the 2018 Scholarship recipients including: Cassie Brown of Malone High School, Caleb Reed of Cottondale High School, Anna Whitfield of Pace High School, Allison Bobnock of Crestview High School, and Joseph Walton and Elizabeth Hightower of Aucilla Christian Academy.

“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.”

Farm Credit of Northwest Florida is a member-owned financial cooperative headquartered in Marianna, Fla., that serves 18 counties throughout the Florida Panhandle. Farm Credit offers highly competitive credit to meet the financing needs of farmers, agribusinesses, rural landowners and homeowners. At Farm Credit, we are AgVocators, meaning that we actively support the well-being of agriculture and rural America. Every day, we are Helping Rural America Grow, not only food and fiber, but also stronger rural communities. Our desire through these scholarships is to encourage new AgVocators to use their talents to create better communities where they live. For more information about the types of financing or how cooperative lenders share their profits with borrowers, go to