Waterford student received Farm Credit scholarship

Farm Credit Mid-America, a $20 billion financial services cooperative serving farmers, agribusiness and rural residents in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, is committed to the future of agriculture. In 2014 alone, Farm Credit will invest almost $150,000 in scholarship funds.

One of the scholarship programs is the Farm Credit Customer Scholarship, which is available to children, grandchildren and spouses of customers as well as customers themselves. Blake Campbell, of Waterford, was awarded the 2014 Farm Credit Scholarship worth $1,500. Campbell will be a freshman at The Ohio State University, where he will be majoring in agricultural business. His goal upon graduation is to open his own feed store.

“We are proud to provide scholarships to students in our area,” said Bob Foster, regional vice president, Farm Credit. “The ongoing success of agriculture is dependent on quality education. These students will be able to use the education they receive and become tomorrow’s agricultural leaders. These scholarships represent the investment Farm Credit is making in our future.”

Campbell is the son of Joe and Bridget Campbell. Growing up on family, Blake has been an avid volunteer and has numerous awards, talents and honors.

His volunteer work and activities are extensive and include being 4-H president for five years, a food pantry volunteer, Barlow Junior Fair Board president for three years, being crowned Washington County Junior Fair King, a volunteer for the Stockport Volunteer Fire Department, a Lodge volunteer, a member of the Local Antique Tractor Pulling Club, a church youth group leader, American Cancer Society Teen Board president, and speaker at Local Farm City Day.

For more information about the Farm Credit Customer Scholarship and other scholarships sponsored by Farm Credit, visit e-farmcredit.com, or by contacting your local Farm Credit office at 1-855-838-9966.