Farm Credit Fellows
What is 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!
What is Farm Credit?
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.
- 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 with a financial problem students will analyze and prepare consulting and credit committee reports.
- BYU-I students must register for Agribusiness 440
- Sept. 30, 2019: Interviews at BYU-I
- Oct. 4, 2019: Interviews at Utah State
- Nov. 6, 2019: Introductory meeting in Logan
- Jan. 2-3, 2020: Loan discussion/training at Western AgCredit’s corporate headquarters in South Jordan, UT.
- March 2020: Job shadow with Farm Credit employees
Download the application here. Applications are due Sept. 27, 2019. Interviews will be held at BYU-I on Sept. 30th and at USU on Oct. 4, 2019. Applicants selected for the program will be notified in writing after the interview process.
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.
Utah State Applications:
Ryan Larsen, PhD.
Department of Applied Economics
Utah State University
4800 Old Main Hill
Logan UT 84322-4800
Brigham Young University - Idaho Applications:
Department of Economics
Brigham Young University-Idaho