KNOXVILLE – The Herbert College of Agriculture at the UT Institute of Agriculture has selected six new members of the Farm Credit Scholars Program, including Adella Lonas of Murray County. The Farm Credit Scholars Program was established in the Herbert College of Agriculture at The University of Tennessee in 2012 with support from Farm Credit Mid-America (FCMA). Today, students in the program are continually being prepared for leadership positions within the agriculture industry.
Lonas is an animal science major.
FCMA number one goal in this program is to enhance the learning experience of students and prepare them for careers as future leaders within the agriculture industry. These scholars will receive a $3,000 annual scholarship as they continue throughout the program while upholding the principles and academic expectations set for all Scholar recipients. The selected scholars are all pursuing majors within the Herbert College of Agriculture and in addition to their studies will be required to complete courses in accounting, farm and agribusiness management, agricultural finances, agricultural law, sales, and leadership.
While these students are being developed within their academic programs the Scholars will have the opportunity to participate in a summer internship upon the completion of their sophomore and junior year. It is through their internship experiences that these scholars will develop their personal growth and ultimately, their career success. We look forward to seeing these students complete research projects, provide written and oral presentations, and ultimately serve professionally as a Herbert College of Agriculture graduate.
Lonas shared, “The Farm Credit Scholars Program invests in students and gives them opportunities to grow as a young agriculturist. This program will provide me with experiences that will allow me to learn and better serve the agricultural community in my adult life and future career. I am very thankful for a cooperation that cares so much about the future leaders of the industry.”
For more about the program, see https://herbert.tennessee.edu/farm-credit-scholars/