Farm Credit Sponsors Young MacDonald’s Farm at the State Fair of Virginia

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Local agricultural lender Farm Credit sponsors Young MacDonald’s Farm, Livestock Pavilion, and Round Bale Competition at the State Fair of Virginia, taking place September 25 through October 4, 2015.

Young MacDonald's Farm is a fairgoer favorite at the State Fair of Virginia

We are pleased to partner with the State Fair to highlight the great work of farmers and especially the next generation of folks who will help feed the world.

Farm Credit is proud to announce that it is the presenting sponsor of Young MacDonald’s Farm at the State Fair of Virginia at The Meadow, Sept. 25 through Oct. 4.

Located in the Harvest Landing area of the State Fair, Young MacDonald’s Farm is a perennial favorite of fairgoers. Visitors can see a sow and its litter, various breeds of cows and calves, sheep, goats, chickens and even alpacas. They can try their hand at milking a cow, enjoy Goat Mountain, see chicks hatch daily, and watch ducks play on a water slide. Some might even catch a live animal birth.

Farm Credit is also a sponsor of the Livestock Pavilion, where farmers – and future farmers – exhibit their award-winning cows, sheep, and pigs. In addition, Farm Credit’s Knowledge Center helps to put on the unique and creative Round Bale Competition, in which 4H and FFA students decorate hay bales to resemble farm animals and equipment.

For nearly 100 years, Farm Credit has provided support to agriculture and rural communities. They operate as a cooperative owned by their customers to provide financing for land, homes, and farms.

“The State Fair of Virginia is a special tradition for our residents and a chance to showcase agriculture in a fun and family-friendly atmosphere,” said Greg Farmer, president and CEO of Colonial Farm Credit. “We are pleased to partner with the State Fair to highlight the great work of farmers and especially the next generation of folks who will help feed the world.”

ABOUT FARM CREDIT
Colonial Farm Credit, Farm Credit of the Virginias and MidAtlantic Farm Credit are members of the nationwide Farm Credit System, a series of customer-owned financial cooperatives. Farm Credit cooperatives loan funds and provide financing expertise to farmers, agribusinesses and rural homeowners for land, homes and farm operating purposes.

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