Farm Credit Launches Virtual Showcase Contest for 4-H and FFA Youth

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MidAtlantic Farm Credit announced the launch of their first-ever Virtual Showcase contest for 4-H and FFA youth.

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"We know most kids are missing out on their fair experiences this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Jenny Kreisher, Director of Communications at MidAtlantic Farm Credit. “We wanted to provide a way for them to share their animal projects they’ve worked so hard to raise this year."

MidAtlantic Farm Credit recently launched a Virtual Showcase contest, open to 4-H and FFA youth located within their footprint, to submit their animal projects in an essay or video format.

“We know that most kids are missing out on their fair experiences this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Jenny Kreisher, Director of Communications at MidAtlantic Farm Credit. “We wanted to provide them with a way for them to share their animal projects that they’ve worked so hard to raise this year with the community. The opportunity for winning awards for the essay or video adds a little bit of competition, making it feel more like a real fair show.”

The contest is open to 4-H and FFA youth, ages 8-18. They are encouraged to enter the showcase either via essay or video with their livestock, dairy, horse, poultry, or rabbit projects. All essay and video submissions are due by October 16, 2020 and must be submitted electronically. Each participant is limited to one entry. All winners will be announced on November 6, 2020 live, on MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s Facebook page. The entries will be judged by a selection committee using the contest scoring rubrics found on each contest's page.

The Junior Division is for youth 8-13 years of age and the Senior Division is for youth 14-18 years of age. Visit mafc.com/showcase for more information on the contest and to submit an entry.

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 11,700 members and over $2.8 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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