I am very excited for the opportunity to work alongside individuals from all over the region with varying backgrounds, expertise, and perspectives.
Westminster, MD (PRWEB) April 21, 2015
Zach Evans, loan officer for local agricultural lender MidAtlantic Farm Credit, was recently selected to serve on the administrative council of Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE). Evans will be filling the rural banking/agricultural lending seat of the council. His term will begin in July.
Northeast SARE is a grants program through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Serving Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C., Northeast SARE offers competitive grants to projects looking to research issues affecting sustainability and the future economic impact of agriculture. The administrative council is formed by 20 members with a goal to guide the outreach programs and grant process, while also approving funding. Northeast SARE makes over $3 million in grants to farmers, researchers, educators, non-profits, and students each year.
“I am very excited for the opportunity to work alongside individuals from all over the region with varying backgrounds, expertise, and perspectives,” says Evans. “I hope to learn from them as much as possible and am also looking forward to the chance to see innovative, sustainable farming practices as we work through the review process.”
For more information about Northeast SARE, please visit nesare.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.