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July 05, 2016
In honor of the year long centennial celebration, earlier this year, Farm Credit of the Virginias launched the ‘What Does Ag Mean to You?’ youth essay contest. The contest ran for the first quarter of 2016 and was extremely successful, garnering almost 100 entries from across our territory. Contest participants fell into two age groups: 13-15 years of age and 16-18 years of age.
Farm Credit is excited to announce the winners of the essay contest in both age divisions. In the 13-15 age group: 1st place- Morgan Thomas of Core, MD, 2nd place- Jayden Taylor of Mill Creek, WV and 3rd place- Katie Funkhouser of Elkton, VA. In the 16-18 group: 1st place- Rachel Martin of Ripley, WV, 2nd place- Zack Richards of Monongah, WV and 3rd place- Anne Boyd of Buckhannon, WV. In addition to their accomplishments, contest award winners will receive gift cards in the following denominations: first place, $300, second place, $200 and third place, $100!
Farm Credit of the Virginias provides over $1.7 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. In fact, as part of a nationwide network they are the largest single provider of agricultural credit in the United States and have been for 100 years. 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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