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The Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement has announced eighteen recipients of their 2022 scholarship program. Each student will receive either a $5,000 or a $10,000 scholarship to help them pursue careers in the agriculture industry. The recipients are:

  • Brandon Bixler of Lancaster County, PA
  • Clara Bollinger of Lancaster County, PA
  • Brielle Carter of Kent County, DE
  • Sheridan Chaney of Frederick County, MD
  • Cahlen Cheatham of Frederick County, MD
  • Kaitlyn Collins of New Castle County, DE
  • Elizabeth Feaga of Howard County, MD
  • Sydnie Grossnickle of Frederick County, MD
  • Alayna Harrell of Lebanon County, PA
  • Jessica Herr of Lancaster County, PA
  • Madelynn Hoffman of Lancaster County, PA
  • Regan Jackson of Clarke County, VA
  • Bethany Knutsen of Kent County, DE
  • Emma Musser of Lancaster County, PA
  • Arilyn Tegtmeier-Oatman of Lancaster County, PA
  • Mackenzie Ridenour of Washington County, MD
  • Elaena Vincent of Clarke County, VA
  • Caitlyn Zeller of New Castle County, DE

“On behalf of the Foundation Board, I would like to congratulation the recipients of this year’s scholarship program,” says Charles Wright IV, Chairman of the Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement. “We have students representing all areas of MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s territory and various types of agriculture careers and commodities. The future of the industry looks brighter than ever with this next generation of leaders.”

The non-profit Foundation was established in 2015 and was initially funded by MidAtlantic Farm Credit. The Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement’s scholarship program awards scholarships valued up to $10,000 to high school seniors or students currently enrolled in an advanced educational program planning to pursue a career in agriculture.

“We encourage all eligible students to apply for the 2023 scholarship program later this year,” adds Wright. “I am continually impressed with the applicants each year as the agriculture industry grows and diversifies, just like our students.”

For more information about the scholarship and other Foundation programs, please visit