Farm Credit Now Accepting Applications for 2015 National Contributions Program Funding

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Eligible Organizations Invited to Apply by September 10

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Farm Credit supports organizations that share our commitment to helping rural communities thrive and agriculture to flourish.

Farm Credit is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Farm Credit National Contributions Program funding cycle. Organizations wishing to be considered for financial support in 2015 must submit an online application by September 10.

“Farm Credit supports organizations that share our commitment to helping rural communities thrive and agriculture to flourish,” said Leigh Picchetti, senior vice president of national communications for Farm Credit. “The partners who receive donations of time and money make important contributions to a diverse, successful agriculture industry and a robust rural America.”

The Farm Credit National Contributions Program complements the significant local and regional Farm Credit giving and volunteerism programs happening every day, and focuses on supporting organizations and programs in three areas:

  • Agriculture Education and Training: Education programs that prepare young, beginning, small and minority producers for a future in agribusiness and that teach youth populations about agriculture.
  • Industry Champions: Programs that support the overall well-being of farmers, ranchers and rural America and that help to educate the general population about agriculture.
  • Public Policy: Organizations that promote America’s producers and work to move farm-friendly policy forward and keep the business of agriculture financially viable.

Online Resources

  •     Access the online application:
  •     Featured Farm Credit National Contributions partner organizations:
  •     Connect with Farm Credit on Facebook, Twitter @FarmCredit and the AGgregator blog for the latest contributions program information.

About Farm Credit
For nearly a century, Farm Credit has been a national provider of credit and related services to rural America through a cooperative network of customer-owned lending institutions and specialized service organizations. Created by Congress in 1916, the Farm Credit System provides more than $200 billion in loans and leases to farmers, ranchers, rural homeowners, aquatic producers, timber harvesters, agribusinesses, and agricultural and rural utility cooperatives. For more information about the Farm Credit System, please visit

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