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June 20, 2017
Seth Thomas has joined Farm Credit of the Virginias’ Abingdon branch as a Summer Intern. Thomas, originally of Mountain City, TN is a rising junior at Emory and Henry College.
Seth grew up on a burley tobacco and beef cattle production farm, a farm he still resides on to this day. Thomas’s agricultural experience includes FFA and 4-H where he’d become a two time state champ in presentations and Virginia State FFA agribusiness champion.
When asked what he’s most looking forward to in his internship with Farm Credit, Thomas replied, “I hope to bring a young farmer’s perspective to Farm Credit as well as some insight on the struggles of getting up and running in today’s times as a beginning farmer”.
Farm Credit of the Virginias provides over $1.8 billion dollars in financing to more than 11,000 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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