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September 23, 2015
Farm Credit is proud to announce that it is the presenting sponsor of Young MacDonald’s Farm at the State Fair of Virginia at the Meadow Sept. 25 through Oct. 4.
Located in the Harvest Landing area of the State Fair, Young MacDonald’s farm is a perennial favorite of fairgoers. Visitors can see a sow and its litter, various breeds of cows and calves, sheep, goats, chickens and even alpacas. They can try their hand at milking a cow, enjoy Goat Mountain, see chicks hatch daily and watch ducks play on a water slide. Some might even catch a live animal birth.
Farm Credit is also a sponsor of the Livestock Pavilions where farmers – and future farmers – exhibit their award-winning cows, sheep, and pigs. In addition, Farm Credit’s Knowledge Center helps to put on the unique and creative Round Bale Competition in which students decorate hay bales to resemble farm animals and equipment.
For nearly 100 years, Farm Credit has provided support to agriculture and rural communities. They operate as a cooperative owned by their customers to provide financing for land, homes, and farms.
“The State Fair of Virginia is a special tradition for our residents and a chance to showcase agriculture in a fun and family friendly atmosphere,” said Dave Lawrence, president and CEO of Farm Credit of the Virginias. “We are pleased to partner with the State Fair to highlight the great work of farmers and especially the next generation of the folks who will help feed the world.”
Farm Credit of the Virginias provides over $1.5 billion dollars in financing to more than 10,000 farmers, agribusinesses and rural homeowners throughout Virginia, West Virginia and western Maryland. Farm Credit is a cooperative capitalized largely through investments made by farmers, ranchers and the rural homeowners and businesses that borrow from them. Farm Credit helps maintain and improve the quality of life in rural America and on the farm through its constant commitment to competitive lending, expert financial services and for facilitating and sharing knowledge and resources through the Farm Credit Knowledge Center. For more information, visit www.FarmCreditKnowledgeCenter.com or www.FarmCreditofVirginias.com
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