EARLY — Early High School senior Brooklynn Richmond has been selected as a Central Texas Farm Credit scholarship recipient.

The scholarship program, which began in 2016, awards $2,000 each to five high school graduating seniors who will pursue an agriculture related degree and plan to make a positive impact on the agriculture industry.

"Brooklynn is an outstanding individual and the type of leader we want to represent Central Texas Farm Credit’s commitment to youth in agriculture," said Jimmy Chambers, Central Texas Farm Credit’s chief executive officer. "I am confident she will impact the agricultural industry in a positive manner."

The recipients are selected based on academic achievements, extra-curricular activities and an essay.

Richmond plans to attend Tarleton State University and will pursue a degree in agricultural service and development.

Central Texas Farm Credit finances farmland and ranchland, agribusiness operations, rural homes and recreational property in its 20-county area. A member of the Farm Credit System, it is headquartered in Early and has branch offices in Brady, Early, Coleman, Comanche, Haskell, San Angelo, and San Saba.

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