AgSouth Awards $30,000 In Scholarships To North Carolina Ag Students

by | Jan 15, 2024


CEO of AgSouth Farm Credit Vance C. Dalton, Jr. announced that AgSouth Farm Credit awarded scholarships for to four students at North Carolina State University, four students at North Carolina A&T University, and five students at the University of Mount Olive for the 2023-2024 academic school year. “We recognize the importance of further education and hope these scholarships will help to enable these young adults to become the leaders of tomorrow,” said Dalton.


NC A&T State University

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Lauren Dotson from Polk County, NC is the daughter of Lori Gilbert Byars and Chad Dotson. She is majoring in Agriculture Education and plans to return close to home after graduation to teach high school agriculture.

Tanner Jordan from Lexington, NC is the son of Kristy Tarleton and Rodney Jordan. He is majoring in Animal Science with the goal to return home to their row crop and beef cattle farm to help expand their operation and make it more profitable.

Danesha King from Charlotte in Mecklenburg County, NC is the daughter of Donnetta King and Eric Miller. She is a majoring in Animal Science and plans to either attend Vet School or pursue a career in agriculture as a result of being raised on her family’s small farm.

Camille McEachem from Walnut Grove in Stokes County, NC is the daughter of Noel and Kimble McEachem. She is majoring in Environmental Studies and after graduation plans to continue her education in Waste Management so that she can pursue a career helping farmers better dispose of their waste.

NC State University

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Julian Koopman, a Senior Agricultural Business Management major, plans to pursue a career the dairy industry. His long term goal is to own and operate his own farm.

Emma Vanhoy, a Junior Agricultural Business Management major, is passionate about raising and showing cattle. She chose her major to give her a well-rounded education that will make her employable in the agriculture industry.

Hannah Vanhoy, a Sophomore Agricultural Business Management major, has a passion for agriculture and the cattle industry. Her goal in her major is to learn the business side of agriculture so that she can pursue a career in agriculture after graduation.

Abigail Hamilton, a Senior Animal Science major, is also pursuing her Master’s degree in Animal Science. Having grown up on a farm, she hopes pursuing her education will teach her more about sustainable animal agriculture practices.

University of Mount Olive

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Codi Barker, from Iredell County, NC, is the daughter of Carrie Barker and Mike Pitts. She is sophomore here at UMO majoring in Animal Science with a minor in Ag Business. After graduation, she plans to attend NC State’s vet school, and pursue a career as an animal radiologist for small and large animals.

Katie Gates, from Davidson County, NC, is the daughter of Tom and Carrie Gates. She is a senior majoring in Agricultural Production Systems with a minor in Plant Science. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in agriculture, with a goal to one day run her own fresh-cut flower farm!

Cooper McCrimmon, from Moore County, NC, is the son of Amy McCrimmon. He is a junior Agriculture Production Systems. After graduation he plans on taking over is family’s landscaping company and diversifying the operation while trying to build and grow his own farming operation.

Hannah Hoyle, from Cleveland County, NC, is the daughter of Katrina VanDyke and Zeke Philbeck. She is a freshman majoring in Veterinary Bioscience. After graduation, she plans to pursue her passion of working with microscopes and microscopic organisms to cure diseases in animals.

Shade Wilbanks, from Transylvania County, NC, is the daughter of Derek and Carolyne Wilbanks. She is a senior Agricultural Education major. After graduation she plans to pursue a career as an high school Agricultural Education teacher and FFA Advisor.

For more information about AgSouth sponsored scholarships, please visit Students interested in applying for these scholarships should contact the academic affairs offices at the listed colleges. In order to be considered, students must have a major in the agriculture departments at these colleges and must complete a financial aid and scholarship application.

About AgSouth Farm Credit

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AgSouth Farm Credit provides loans for land, equipment, and production agriculture; crop insurance; leasing; and home mortgages. The Association serves counties in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina and is headquartered in Statesville, North Carolina. AgSouth is an equal housing lender and an equal opportunity provider.