Southwest Georgia Farm Credit Announces Local Scholarship Winner in Camilla

4/25/2016
Southwest Georgia Farm Credit today presented Westwood Schools senior Earl G. "Dru" Ford, IV a $1,000 scholarship to pursue his college education.

CAMILLA – Southwest Georgia Farm Credit today presented Westwood Schools senior Earl G. “Dru” Ford, IV a $1,000 scholarship to pursue his college education. Mr. Ford plans to attend Mercer University to pursue a degree in Biology with a career path of becoming a doctor.                      

“Dru is a dedicated student who has set an example for others by striving for excellence in all that he sets out to do,” said Brant Harrell, Relationship Manager at Southwest Georgia Farm Credit. “We are honored to award him with this scholarship.”

In the sixth year of its scholarship program, Southwest Georgia Farm Credit commits $4,000 each year to area students, awarding four seniors with $1,000 each.

Other scholarship winners include Matthew Green of Thomasville High Scholars Academy in Thomasville, Persia Tillman of Randolph-Clay High School in Cuthbert, and John Stauffer of Brookwood School in Thomasville.

Headquartered in Bainbridge, Georgia, Southwest Georgia Farm Credit (www.SWGAFarmCredit.com) supports farmers and farm businesses, as well as rural property owners, providing safe, sound, dependable financing. The association is part of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of agricultural and rural lending institutions cooperatively owned by their borrowers. Farm Credit helps maintain and improve the quality of life in rural America and on the farm, through its constant commitment to competitive lending and expert financial services.

 

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PHOTO CUTLINE:  Dru Ford, left, is congratulated by Brant Harrell, Relationship Manager, on receiving a Southwest Georgia Farm Credit scholarship. Dru is one of four scholarship recipients for 2016.