Southwest Georgia Farm Credit announces scholarship winners

Published 3:18 pm Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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Southwest Georgia Farm Credit is proud to announce the recipients of its 2020 Scholarship Program.

The program is designed to help students in rural communities with the costs associated with attending college. The hope is that these students remember their rural roots after receiving their degree, and help guide the future of our small towns and farming communities throughout southwest Georgia.

“There’s no doubt that so many of our local students excel in academics, extracurricular activities, and community service,” said Paxton Poitevint, CEO, Southwest Georgia Farm Credit. “That so many of our applicants came so highly recommended, speaks to the success of our local schools, their mentors, and their families.”

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Recipients of the 2020 Southwest Georgia Farm Credit scholarships include James Winston Cornish, Thomasville High School, Scholars Academy; Spence Butler, Grace Christian Academy; Rhiannon Belcher, Lee County High School.

“Every applicant was very deserving,” said Keri Reynolds, Project Manager, at the Association. “We can’t wait to see what their futures hold as they pursue their degrees and get out into the world.”

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.