Ferrell earns produce council scholarship

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N.C. State University student Grayson Ferrell has received a $2,000 scholarship from the Southeast Produce Council.

Ferrell is the granddaughter of Vick Family Farms founders Jerome and Diane Vick and the daughter of Charlotte Vick. She’s interning with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency this summer and is a rising sophomore at N.C. State majoring in agribusiness.

Ferrell has also received the Fred Bond Scholarship and scholarship awards from AgCarolina Farm Credit and the Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina.

The Georgia-based Southeast Produce Council, of which Vick Family Farms is a member, announced 56 scholarship awards totaling $112,000 on July 2.

Scholarships are awarded to applicants who have a parent or grandparent who is a corporate member in good standing with the Southeast Produce Council and has attended at least one SEPC event in the past year. Additionally, applicants must be enrolled in college with a minimum of 12 credit hours, and special consideration is given to those pursuing a career in the produce industry.

Selected recipients earn one $2,000 scholarship annually. Past recipients are eligible if they maintain a 3.0 grade-point average, but first preference is given to new applicants.

For more information on the Southeast Produce Council, including its events and scholarship programs, visit www.seproducecouncil.com.