Farm Credit Salutes FFA During National FFA week

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Ag lender contributed almost $140,000 to support FFA in 2010

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With National FFA week starting on February 19, we wanted to take a moment to congratulate the youth who participate in this quality youth organization

During 2010, ag lending cooperative Farm Credit Services of Mid-America contributed almost $140,000 to FFA projects and programs in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee. This includes two major initiatives to help with camp improvements at state facilities in Indiana (Trafalger) and Ohio (Camp Muskingum).

“Whether sponsoring local competitions, state degrees, or assisting with building projects, we can think of no better way to support today’s youth than through initiatives such as these,” said Dick Poe, senior vice president for the association. "With National FFA week starting on February 19, we wanted to take a moment to congratulate the youth who participate in this quality youth organization."

Poe went on to say that contributions to programs such as FFA demonstrate how cooperatives can do best by supporting youth interested in agriculture and the betterment of rural America. “Our FFA leaders and vocation ag teachers who support these programs are ensuring our youth have positive experiences. They are helping today’s youth develop character and build strong leadership standards, and we appreciate their efforts.”

Support to programs like FFA represents Farm Credit’s commitment to allocate stewardship dollars to programs that build leadership and encourage teamwork in rural America’s youth. Farm Credit Services, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, gives back to local communities through its FCS Support for Agriculture Stewardship Program. The program targets funds to agricultural projects and educational initiatives, giving priority to youth and young farmers.

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