Huntington University is pleased to announce that the University has received a grant from Farm Credit Mid-America in the amount of $10,000. This grant will go toward the Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies.
“The continued support from Farm Credit Mid America allows the Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies to offer meaningful events to area FFA students, HU’s ag students and the broader ag community within the region,” said Nate Perry, managing director for the Institute. “Each of these events brings expert keynote speakers onto campus to discuss the hot topics of agriculture while providing insights into the ever-changing industry. As well, this support is a direct investment into the future generation of agricultural leaders.”
The FCMA grant will directly benefit students and programs in HU’s Department of Agriculture by supporting the Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies Lecture Series. This series is open to current students, HU graduates and the greater Huntington and agriculture community.
“One of Indiana’s greatest resources is the young people entering the agriculture industry, and FCMA wants to be a part of educating those young people and helping them succeed,” said Gary Coleman, regional vice president at FCMA. “At FCMA we want to help the next generation of agricultural learners remain at the forefront of an evolving, growing and critical industry.”
Farm Credit Mid-America is a financial services cooperative that offers financial security to rural communities and agriculture whose purpose is “to secure the future of rural communities and agriculture – one home, one farm and one business at a time.” Their services include, but are not limited to, agriculture real estate loans, leasing, equipment financing and crop insurance, as well as financing for subcategories in food and agribusiness. Specializing in ag lending, Farm Credit Mid-America is localized to Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. FCMA oversees more than 80,000 customers across those four states and handles $28.8 billion in assets.
Launched in the fall of 2014, the Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies at Huntington University promotes a Christian perspective on agriculture, which recognizes a responsibility to be good stewards of God's creation and to examine questions of sustainability and justice.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The nonprofit university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).