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Wirtz is Awarded a $1,000 Farm Credit Services of America Scholarship

By Staff | Aug 25, 2015

SCHOLARSHIP -- Kirk Haack, Financial Officer (left) and Nicole Tifft, Insurance Specialist, at Farm Credit Services of America in Emmetsburg (right) presented a $1,000 scholarship to Carson Wirtz. --submitted photo

Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica), a customer-owned financial cooperative, has announced that Carson Wirtz of Whittemore will receive a $1,000 scholarship to continue his agricultural course work studies at Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg.

Carson is one of two Iowa Lakes Community College students to receive an FCSAmerica scholarship for the 2015-16 school year. Carson is majoring in agriculture production technology.

FCSAmerica provides $1,000 scholarships to 44 students studying agriculture at 22 vocational-technical schools and community colleges in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

“Providing educational support to our future producers and agribusiness leaders is one of the many ways FCSAmerica supports the communities we serve,” said Al Patten, regional vice president, FCSAmerica’s Emmetsburg office. “Those of us who are involved in the agriculture industry understand the rewards of working with farmers and ranchers.”

Eligible students for FCSAmerica community college and vocational-tech- nical scholarships must be sophomores between the ages of 18 and 22, enrolled full time in agricultural coursework with a 3.0 grade-point average or higher, and permanent residents of Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wyoming.

The scholarship program is part of FCSAmerica’s community involvement program. In 2014, FCSAmerica employees contributed more than 6,100 volunteer hours through the community involvement program and FCSAmerica donated more than $2.3 million to an array of programs, projects and causes aimed at supporting agriculture and rural America in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

About Farm Credit

Services of America

Farm Credit Services of America is a customer-owned financial cooperative proud to finance the growth of rural America, including the special needs of young and beginning producers. With more than $22.8 billion in assets and $4.1 billion in members’ equity, FCSAmerica is one of the region’s leading providers of credit and insurance services to farmers, ranchers, agribusiness and rural residents in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Learn more at www.fcsamerica.com.