Farm Credit’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Receives Young Professional of the Year Award

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Local agricultural lender, MidAtlantic Farm Credit, announces its Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Kurt Fuchs, received the Young Professional of the Year Award from the Caroline County (Maryland) Chamber of Commerce.

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“I am honored to receive this recognition from the Caroline business community,” says Fuchs. “It is a privilege to be able to serve agriculture and rural communities throughout the region, and in particular those farm families and agribusinesses right here in the Green Garden County.”

Kurt Fuchs, Senior Vice President (SVP) of Government Affairs for MidAtlantic Farm Credit, was awarded Young Professional of the Year for 2019 by the Caroline County Chamber of Commerce last week at the Chamber’s annual Best in Business Awards Dinner.

According to the Chamber, the award recognizes a Caroline County business leader who is 40 years or younger and has shown leadership in their dedication and commitment to our community through their interest in business, community service, peer mentoring, and/or personal achievement. The Chamber conducts an annual survey for nominations for Best in Business, so those who receive the award do so because they were nominated by their peers.

“I am honored to receive this recognition from the Caroline business community,” says Fuchs. “It is a privilege to be able to serve agriculture and rural communities throughout the region, and in particular those farm families and agribusinesses right here in the Green Garden County.”

In his role with MidAtlantic Farm Credit as the SVP of Government Affairs, Fuchs works with legislators, government agencies, industry groups, and centers of influence to anticipate and mitigate legislative, regulatory, and political risk to the Association and its member-owners. In addition to his duties at Farm Credit, Fuchs serves on numerous civic and professional boards including the Choptank Ruritan Club, LEAD Maryland Foundation, Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc., and the Pennsylvania State Council of Farm Organizations to name a few.

“We are very proud of Kurt for receiving this award,” says Tom Truitt, CEO of MidAtlantic Farm Credit. “His professionalism is evident through both his work and his involvement in the community. Kurt is a dedicated employee and citizen who strives for the best.”

For more information about the Caroline County Chamber of Commerce, visit carolinechamber.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 11,700 members and almost $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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