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February 17, 2016
Farm Credit and WV Farm Bureau joined together for the annual “Welcome Back Luncheon” in Charleston, W.Va. on February 8 and 9 to deliver boxed lunches to members of the WV Legislature. Chef Dale Hawkins, owner of Fish Hawk Acres located in Rock Cave, W.Va., prepared the lunches using local products. The pork loin used on the sandwiches was provided by Hampshire Meats which is a family owned meat processing center and retail location just off route 50 in Augusta. The chicken salad came from Pilgrim’s Pride in Moorefield, the potatoes used for the potato salad were provided by the WV Department of Agriculture, the bottled water was provided by Berkeley Club Beverages from Berkeley Springs, and the corn cob gingerbread cookies were freshly baked by The Sweet Life located in Augusta. Lunches were delivered to House and Senate offices. The Farm Credit and Farm Bureau attendees spent their lunch hour with West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture, Walt Helmick and Director of Eastern Operations for the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, Mike Teets discussing current ag-related issues facing the state and the industry
Farm Credit of the Virginias provides over $1.6 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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