Ogg is FCS scholarship winner
Posted: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 8:01 pm
Louisville, Ky. – Jesi Ogg, daughter of Sammy and Cheryl Ogg of Martin ,is the recipient of a $1500 academic scholarship awarded by ag lender Farm Credit Services of Mid-America.
Ogg is one of over 40 recipients of the FCS scholarship, a program created to address the cooperative’s desire to return greater value to rural America by increasing the association’s investment in education and youth activities. She is attending the University of Tennessee at Martin.
One of Ogg’s earliest memories on the farm is bottle-feeding calves in the winter, rain or shine.
Joining 4-H at a young age, Ogg showed dairy and beef heifers. By taking care of a hog and sheep of her own, she acquired a love and respect for the industry. Ogg also works with her father’s cattle helping with feeding and daily maintenance as well as pulling calves and administering vaccinations.
Staying close to her roots, Ogg plans to attend UT Martin in the fall to pursue a career in agricultural education so she can share her love and passion for agriculture with the next generation.
“We are proud to welcome these scholars to the Farm Credit family. They represent the best of the best in terms of academic record and leadership qualities as well as community and school involvement,” said Ed Yanos, chair of the board of directors.
“Even more gratifying is the passion they exhibit for agriculture. In reading their stories, there’s a common thread.
“From witnessing the birth of a calf to being humbled by support of their community after seeing the family farm flattened by a tornado, they want – and have every reason – to make agriculture stronger and better than ever. I’m proud that Farm Credit can be a part of their journey.”
FCS scholarships are offered to students of customer-members of Farm Credit Services of Mid-America.
In addition to the students honored through Farm Credit’s scholarship program, the financial lending cooperative also awards over $60,000 in scholarships through land grant universities and the state offices of the 4-H and FFA throughout their four-state territory. In total, FCS contributes over $100,000 annually to educational endeavors at the college level.
Additional information about this year’s scholarship recipients can be found online at www.e-farmcredit.com. Click on Community, then Scholarships. Information about the 2012 Scholarship program will also be available on the FCS website in late November.
Jesi Lynn Ogg
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