March 24, 2017
Kevin Craun of Rockingham County has been elected by the Farm Credit of Virginias stockholders as the newest member of the Board of Directors. Craun, a 4th generation dairymen, is co-owner of Hillview Farm Inc. along with his brother Steve Craun. Hillview Farm Inc. is a dairy and beef cattle operation with 190 Holsteins and about 120 beef cows. Kevin, his wife and their three children reside on the farm.
He has been in full-time farming since 1982 after graduating from Virginia Tech with a degree in Dairy Science. Kevin currently serves on the board of Rockingham Cooperatives, Shenandoah Valley Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Massanutten Dairy Herd Improvement Association.
CEO Dave Peery Heldreth said, “We are excited to have Craun as a member of our Board of Directors and see him as an asset to the board as well as to our customer-owners. He has an in-depth understanding of the agriculture industry which is hard to come by.”
Farm Credit of the Virginias provides over $1.8 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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