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.

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.

Fellowship Scholarship

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!

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.

Program Timeline

  • Oct. 2, 2023: Interviews for Utah State students
  • Oct. 12, 2023: Interviews for BYU-I students
  • Nov. 8, 2023: Introductory meeting in Logan
  • Jan. 4-5, 2024: Loan discussion/training in South Jordan
  • March 2024: Job shadow with Farm Credit employees

Application Process

Applications are due Sept. 25, 2023. Applicants selected for the program will be notified in writing after the interview process.

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Program Requirements

USU Requirements

  • 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 that students will analyze and prepare consulting and credit committee reports.

BYU-I Requirements

  • BYU-I students must register for Agribusiness 440
  • Junior or senior standing


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:

Jeremy Slade
Department of Economics
108 SMI
Brigham Young University-Idaho


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