Youth Recognized as 2019 Agriculture Scholars

2019 FCI Agriculture Scholars

Twenty-eight high school seniors throughout central and southern Illinois were awarded a total of $56,000 in scholarships to pursue agriculture-related majors and careers. Each of the 28 recipients received a $2,000 agriculture scholarship.

This is the 16th year of the Farm Credit agriculture scholarship program which has awarded a total of $456,000 to 357 students since 2004. Scholarship selections are based on a combination of academic achievement, participation and leadership in school and community organizations, and the applicant’s commitment to an agricultural career.

“Farm Credit Illinois is proud to invest in tomorrow’s agricultural leaders,” says Rod Stoll, vice president of marketplace engagement for FCI. “These scholars will bring their passion for agriculture into careers that shape the future of the industry and Rural America.”

The following students were selected to receive a 2019 Farm Credit agriculture scholarship:

 Cooper BlockCooper Block of Paris (Edgar County) will graduate from Paris High School and attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to study crop sciences. He is the son of Scott and Brett Block.

Natalie BonnellNatalie Bonnell of Golconda (Pope County) will graduate from Pope County Community High School and attend Southeastern Illinois College to study agriculture. She is the daughter of Travis and Kala Bonnell.

Maria BrockampMaria Brockamp of Morrisonville (Christian County) will graduate from Morrisonville High School and attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to study agricultural and consumer economics, public policy and law. She is the daughter of Dale and Kendra Brockamp.

Hannah CarlockHannah Carlock of Chandlerville (Cass County) will graduate from A-C Central High School and attend Lincoln Land Community College as an agriculture transfer student. She is the daughter of Craig and Tammy Carlock.

Alexis CarrollAlexis Carroll of Carrollton (Greene County) will graduate from Carrollton High School and attend Lincoln Land Community College to study agriculture with plans to transfer to a four-year university to earn a degree in agriculture science. She is the daughter of Andy and Brenda Carroll.

Adam CritesJames "Adam" Crites of Rantoul (Champaign County) will graduate from Rantoul Township High School and attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to study agricultural leadership and science education. He is the son of James and Nicole Crites.

Reece DavisReece Davis of Medora (Macoupin County) will graduate from Southwestern High School and attend Southern Illinois University Carbondale to study agribusiness economics, pre-law. He is the son of Courtney Davis.

Adam DayAdam Day of Lovington (Moultrie County) will graduate from Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond High School and attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to study agribusiness markets and management. He is the son of Jennifer and JW Day.

Makenna GreenMakenna Green of Arthur (Douglas County) will graduate from Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond High School and attend Lake Land Community College as an agriculture transfer student. She is the daughter of Justin and Monica Green.

Lukas HaddenLukas Hadden of Jacksonville (Morgan County) will graduate from Jacksonville High School and attend Lincoln Land Community College to study agri-business management. He is the son of Gary and Lisa Hadden.

Ashley HartmanAshley Hartman of Waterloo (Monroe County) will graduate from Waterloo High School and study agribusiness in college. She is the daughter of Kenneth Jr. and Anita Hartman.

Charles HoeneCharles "Charlie" Hoene of Sigel (Shelby County) will graduate from Teutopolis High School and attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to study agricultural and biological engineering. He is the son of Paul and Martha Hoene.

Carli HoffmanCarlin "Carli" Hoffman of Nashville (Washington County) will graduate from Nashville Community High School and attend Kaskaskia College to study animal science. She is the daughter of Jeff and Andrea Hoffman.

Dylan JanssenDylan Janssen of Milford (Iroquois County) will graduate from Milford High School and attend Parkland College in the Case New Holland Technician training program. He is the son of Bill and Misti Janssen.

Elizabeth KiselewskiElizabeth Kiselewski of Waltonville (Jefferson County) will graduate from Waltonville High School and attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to study agricultural accounting. She is the daughter of Gary and Tracy Kiselewski.

Cody KnodleCody Knodle of Fillmore (Montgomery County) will graduate from Nokomis High School and attend Lake Land College to study crop production. He is the son of Mark and Julie Knodle.

Seth KocherSeth Kocher of Claremont (Richland County) will graduate from Richland County High School and attend Olney Central College with plans to transfer to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to study computer science and crop sciences. He is the son of Thomas and Kathleen Kocher.

Samuel LuekeSamuel Lueke of McLeansboro (Hamilton County) will graduate from Hamilton County High School and attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to study agricultural and biological engineering. He is the son of Jeff and Michele Lueke.

Brodee McCormickBrodee McCormick of Athens (Menard County) will graduate from Athens High School and attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to study agricultural sciences education. He is the son of Will Tomlinson and Mandy McCormick.

Madison MichelsMadison Michels of Noble (Richland County) will graduate from Richland County High School and attend Wabash Valley College to study agriculture technology business. She is the daughter of Kenny and Julia Michels.

Courtney MosbacherCourtney Mosbacher of Prairie du Rocher (Monroe County) will graduate from Valmeyer High School and attend Murray State University to study agriscience technology. She is the daughter of Steven and Doris Mosbacher.

Cassie PetersCassie Peters of Crescent City (Iroquois County) will graduate from Watseka High School and attend Lake Land College as an agriculture transfer student. She is the daughter of Gary Peters and Julie and Keith Lange.

McKenzie ReagorMcKenzie Reagor of Karnak (Massac County) will graduate from Century High School and attend Shawnee Community College to study agriculture business and management. She is the daughter of Josh and Tiffany Reagor.

Molly SchemppMolly Schempp of Atlanta (Logan County) will graduate from Midwest Christian Academy and study agricultural education in college. She is the daughter of Darin and Cindy Schempp.

Lane SchillingLane Schilling of Okawville (Washington County) will graduate from Okawville High School and attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to study crop sciences. He is the son of Rodney and Tami (Craig) Schilling.

Jacob UphoffJacob Uphoff of Mattoon (Coles County) will graduate from Mattoon High School and attend University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to study crop sciences. He is the son of Kim and Bill Uphoff.

Emmalyn WalkEmmalyn Walk of Neoga (Cumberland County) will graduate from Neoga High School and attend Lake Land College to study agriculture with plans to transfer to a four-year university to earn a degree in agriculture education. She is the daughter of Phil and Lori Walk.

Kinser WargelKinser Wargel of Clinton (DeWitt County) will graduate from Clinton Community High School and attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to study agricultural and consumer economics, farm management. He is the son of Thomas and Claudine Wargel.

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