August 14, 2017
As part of a national Farm Credit Farmers Market on July 26, 2017, Clark and Maggy Gregory from Vernon Hill, VA joined lawmakers at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
Clark and Maggy joined more than 600 Farm Credit leaders from all across the country who traveled to Washington to meet with lawmakers and advocate for passing a strong Farm Bill on time that includes a farm safety net.
During the visit, the two also met with Congressman Tom Garrett as well as Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner to discuss the Farm Bill and how Farm Credit fulfills its mission to support rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services.
The Gregory family owns and operates Gregory Family Farms, which sells beef, pork and lamb shares to customers across Virginia. In addition to their family farm and retail business, Clark and Maggy both work full time off the farm. Clark is a local agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor in Pittsylvania County and Maggy is an attorney.
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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