Agricultural Lender to Host Ag Progress Days Bus Trip

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Agricultural Lender, MidAtlantic Farm Credit, will be sponsoring buses to Ag Progress Days, Pennsylvania's largest outdoor agricultural exposition.

Field demonstrations are one of the many events visitors enjoy at Ag Progress Days.

Field demonstrations are one of the many events visitors enjoy at Ag Progress Days.

"This is a great way for local farmers and guests to travel to Ag Progress Days," says MidAtlantic's regional manager, Kenny Bounds. "We always have a good turnout," he adds.

MidAtlantic Farm Credit, an agricultural lending cooperative, announced its annual bus trip to Ag Progress Days on Wednesday, August 15, 2012.

MidAtlantic will be providing two buses picking up from three different locations throughout their territory. Locations and pick-up times include:

Maryland:

  •     Centre at Salisbury, Salisbury, MD at 5 a.m.
  •     Rt. 50 & 404 Park & Ride, Wye Mills, MD at 6:15 a.m.

Virginia:

  •     MidAtlantic Farm Credit Office, Winchester, VA at 6 a.m.

West Virginia:

  •     MidAtlantic Farm Credit Office, Martinsburg, WV at 6:30 a.m.

Anyone interested in agriculture is welcome to attend. The cost for the trip is $20 per person, and includes the bus fare, dinner, and morning snacks. Register online or by contacting Farm Credit at 888.339.3334.

Ag Progress Days is Pennsylvania's largest outdoor agricultural exposition. The three day event runs from August 14 – 16, 2012 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center and is sponsored by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. In its 37th year, it is one of only three agricultural exhibitions in the country sponsored by a major University. With over 400 exhibitors from 31 states and 4 provinces of Canada, Ag Progress Days has something for everyone with its’ 80+ acres of crops and machinery demonstrations and 55 acres of indoor and outdoor exhibits.

About MidAtlantic Farm Credit
MidAtlantic Farm Credit is an agricultural lending cooperative owned by its member‐borrowers. It provides farm loans for land, equipment, livestock and production; crop insurance; and rural home mortgages. The co‐op has over 10,500 members and approximately $2.3 billion in loans outstanding. MidAtlantic has branches serving Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. It is part of the national Farm Credit System, a network of financial cooperatives established in 1916 to provide a dependable source of credit to farmers and rural America.

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