Robert Richter, Menoken, is among 14 students who recently completed the Farm Credit Fellows Program through North Dakota State University.

The undergraduate program in agricultural finance was created four years ago by the NDSU College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources and AgCountry Farm Credit Services in Fargo. Participating partners include Farm Credit Services of Mandan, Farm Credit Services of North Dakota and United FCS.

Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics and College of Business students in their sophomore, junior and senior years can apply to the program during fall semester. Those accepted receive a $1,000 fellowship scholarship and complete a segment of educational training through AgCountry FCS followed by an advanced agricultural lending course taught at NDSU during spring semester. Upon completion, the students are designated as Farm Credit Fellows.

Applications for the program will be available through the NDSU Agribusiness and Applied Economics Department in early September.

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