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GreenStone Farm Credit Services Honors Veterans
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​Brent Spencer, vice president of commercial lending, represented GreenStone at a Washington, D.C. event honoring farmer veterans.


 

GreenStone Farm Credit Services Honors Veterans at Washington, D.C. Event

GreenStone Farm Credit Services and the Farm Credit Council honored our nation’s farmer veterans with the Farm Credit Salute to Farmer Veterans on June 2 in Washington, D.C. Representing Michigan, Brent Spencer is a U.S. Air Force veteran and GreenStone vice president of commercial lending. Spencer is also a farmer and a GreenStone customer. While in Washington, D.C. met with members of Congress to discuss issues related to veterans working in agriculture.

“Forty percent of the U.S. military comes from rural communities,” said Dave Armstrong, GreenStone President and CEO. “As a strong supporter of rural areas, GreenStone is committed to supporting veterans in their pursuit of opportunities in the agricultural industry.”

The Salute to Farmer Veterans showcaseed military veteran producers and their contributions to agriculture. The event was hosted by U.S. House Ag Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX-11) and Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson (D-MN-7), and featured food and products grown by veterans who are also Farm Credit customers. Attendees included members of Congress, key Capitol Hill decision makers, media, farmer veterans and Farm Credit representatives.

“This event allows farmer veterans to meet with Members of Congress and discuss the challenges and opportunities they face daily,” said Spencer. “As a military veteran who grew up in a rural community, a career in agriculture was a natural fit. I’m glad to be part of GreenStone’s effort to support hardworking military veterans who are pursing agricultural endeavors.”

GreenStone’s commitment to the vibrancy of rural communities in Michigan and northeast Wisconsin includes serving young, beginning and small farmers, many of whom are returning military service members.


About Farm Credit Council

The Farm Credit Council is the national trade association representing the institutions of the Farm Credit System before Congress, the Executive Branch, and others. It provides the mechanism for member grassroots involvement in the development of System positions and policies with respect to federal legislation and government actions that impact the System. Learn more at www.fccouncil.com