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Farm Credit Fellows

The Farm Credit Fellows program is a collaborative program between Western AgCredit, Northwest Farm Credit Services, Utah State University, and Brigham Young University-Idaho. It offers in-class learning, seminars with ag lenders and opportunities to be in the field with Farm Credit professionals. Program participants will have the opportunity to interact and learn from agriculture lenders, including case studies and loan decisioning. For students interested in agriculture lending and farm management, this is the opportunity for you!

The nation-wide Farm Credit System has served agriculture and rural communities for over 100 years by providing a reliable source of credit and other financially related services.

Fellowship Scholarship

All students selected for the program will receive a $1000 scholarship for participating in the program. Lodging and meals for the loan discussion in South Jordan will also be covered.

Program Timeline

  • Sep. 29, 2021: Interviews for BYU-I students
  • Oct. 1, 2021: Interviews for Utah State students
  • Nov. 12, 2021: Introductory meeting in Logan
  • Jan. 6-7, 2022: Loan discussion/training in South Jordan
  • March 2022: Job shadow with Farm Credit employees

Application Process

Applications are due Sept. 24, 2021. Interviews will be held at BYU-I on Sep. 29th and at USU on Oct. 1st. Applicants selected for the program will be notified in writing after the interview process.

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Program Requirements

USU Requirements

  • USU students must complete ACCT 2010, APEC 3010 or equivalent prior to application to the program
  • Junior or senior standing
  • USU participants will register for Advanced Agricultural Lending, the Farm Credit Fellows course, spring semester. This class is three semester credits and will include lecture and homework exercises to prepare students for a case study. The case study will be a loan application that students will analyze and prepare consulting and credit committee reports.

BYU-I Requirements

  • BYU-I students must register for Agribusiness 440
  • Junior or senior standing

Questions?

Utah State Applications:

Ryan Larsen, PhD.
Department of Applied Economics
Utah State University
4800 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-4800
ryan.larsen@usu.edu
(435)797-0784

Brigham Young University - Idaho Applications:

Jeremy Slade
Department of Economics
108 SMI
Brigham Young University-Idaho
83460-0815
sladeje@byui.edu
(208)-496-3814

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