August 14, 2017
As part of a national Farm Credit Farmers Market on July 26, 2017, Donna Brooke-Alt from Fort Ashby, WV joined lawmakers at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
Donna 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 Donna joined to Congressmen David McKinley and Alex Mooney as well as Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito 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.
Donna Brooke-Alt, owner and operator of Brookedale Farm in Fort Ashby, West Virginia, has a lot to offer visitors with agri-tainment activities geared toward kids of all ages, as well as several greenhouses offering a variety of vegetable plants and flowers. The farm also hosts a beautiful event building, the Stadell, that has been home to countless weddings and celebrations. Donna manages all of this while being an active Vice Chairman on the association Board of Directors.
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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