In my new role on the board of directors, I hope to increase awareness of PASA’s important mission, as well as the many helpful programs they offer to their members.
Westminster, MD (PRWEB) March 31, 2015
Bill Kitsch, regional lending manager for local agricultural lender MidAtlantic Farm Credit, was recently appointed to the board of directors for Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA). His term began at the board meeting on March 26.
Based in Millheim, Pennsylvania, PASA’s mission is to bring farmers together and to build relationships between farmers and consumers who are looking for locally and sustainably produced foods. PASA was founded in 1992 and is the largest, statewide member-based sustainable farming organization in the United States. The board of directors and staff members work together to promote profitable farming operations that provides healthy food to the community while respecting the natural environment. They offer many education opportunities for both beginning and experienced farmers.
“I’m very impressed with the work PASA does to further educate the communities in Pennsylvania of the importance of sustainable farming practices,” says Kitsch. “In my new role on the board of directors, I hope to increase awareness of PASA’s important mission, as well as the many helpful programs they offer to their members. Farm Credit has been a supporter of PASA for many years, and I’m proud to be able to carry our involvement one step further.”
For more information about PASA, please visit pasafarming.org.
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 almost $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.