Farm Credit Donates Vehicle to Walter B. Saul High School’s FFA Program

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Local agricultural lender, MidAtlantic Farm Credit, donated a ten passenger van to the FFA program at Walter B. Saul High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Tom Truitt, CEO of MidAtlantic Farm Credit, was joined by Barbara Strain, representative of the W.B. Saul High School alumni, State Representative Pam DeLissio, and Congressman Dwight Evans.

These students are the future of the industry, and being able to provide them with a reliable means of transportation as they continue to promote the school and agriculture is something we are thrilled to be able to do.”

MidAtlantic Farm Credit donated a custom-wrapped vehicle to the FFA program at Walter B. Saul High School, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The high school, whose main focus is on agricultural studies, has one of the largest FFA chapters in the country.

“We are honored to help support the Walter B. Saul High School’s FFA students and advisors,” says Tom Truitt, CEO of MidAtlantic Farm Credit. “The opportunity to travel for FFA events and competitions is something that not many students get a chance to experience. These students are the future of the industry, and being able to provide them with a reliable means of transportation as they continue to promote the school and agriculture is something we are thrilled to be able to do.”

A dedication ceremony for the custom-wrapped ten passenger van was held at the high school on November 27. In attendance were Congressman Dwight Evans; State Representative Pam DeLissio; Scott Sheeley, special assistant for workforce development with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture; MidAtlantic Farm Credit CEO Tom Truitt; MidAtlantic Farm Credit director Dale Hershey; MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s government affairs officer Kurt Fuchs; MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s regional lending manager, Darin Miller; and Walter B. Saul High School students and faculty members.

“We are grateful to Farm Credit for their generous donation of this vehicle to the Walter B. Saul High School,” says Barbara Strain, a representative of the Walter B. Saul High School’s alumni association. “The van will be used to transport Saul students to various agriculture related events. Our partnership ensures we continue to drive the future of agriculture forward.”

For more information about Walter B. Saul High School, please visit https://saul.philasd.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 11,300 members and over $2.68 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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