Southwest Georgia Farm Credit Announces Scholarship Winners

Published 4:24 pm Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit is proud to announce the recipients of its 2019 Scholarship Program.

This year, the association received 30 applications representing 14 counties in its 21-county territory.

In fact, because of the overwhelming response, Southwest Georgia Farm Credit will sponsor five scholarships instead of four, simply because the students were so deserving of the honor.

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“We could have given a scholarship to each person who applied,” said Paxton Poitevint, Chief Executive Officer. “These students were highly accomplished, contributing to their schools and helping in their communities,” he said. “We were amazed at what these students have accomplished, and we hope that they have the opportunity to return to their hometowns to help our rural communities continue to grow.”

Recipients of the 2019 Southwest Georgia Farm Credit Scholarships include Tyrell Smith, Randolph Clay High School; Loulie Hattaway, Southwest Georgia Academy; Taylor Barber, Bainbridge High School; John Winkler, Early County High School; McKynleigh Grace Harrell, Bainbridge High School.

“Each of these students is accomplished in the classroom and in their community,” Poitevint said. “We’re excited that we are able to help them with the next step in their academic careers.”

Headquartered in Bainbridge, Georgia, Southwest Georgia Farm Credit ( supports farmers and farm businesses, as well as rural property owners, providing safe, sound, dependable financing. The association is part of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of agricultural and rural lending institutions cooperatively owned by their borrowers. Farm Credit helps maintain and improve the quality of life in rural America and on the farm, through its constant commitment to competitive lending and expert financial services