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Farm Credit Association names AgYouth Leadership Award winners

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Meredith Simpson of New London was a recipient of the second AgYouth Leadership Program awards through the Farm Credit Associations of NC.

These awards were set up to honor students who excel in the classroom and community as leaders in their FFA chapters and 4-H clubs.

The AgYouth Leadership Program is open to any senior student in good standing with his/her high school and FFA or 4-H program. The goals of the AgYouth Leadership Program are:

• To raise the profile of junior and senior FFA and 4-H leaders by recognizing their accomplishments.

• To recognize these winners in various association publications, social media, and Farm Credit Association of NC websites.

• To create scholarship opportunities that will help graduating seniors.

NC FFA advisors and 4-H leaders selected students to submit applications for the AgYouth Leadership Program. The AgYouth Leadership Committee reviewed and selected recipients.

Award winners will be invited to the local Farm Credit branch office to receive a certificate and to have their photograph taken for use in various Farm Credit publications.

All winners will be eligible for scholarships awarded in May.

More than 110 applications were received for this program.

— Carolina Farm Credit