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GreenStone Volunteers Help Plant Trees at Hantz Farms
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GreenStone Farm Credit Services volunteers were out in full force on the eastside of Detroit on Saturday, May 17 planting trees as part of ‘Planting Day,’ a day of community development coordinated by Hantz Farms.



GreenStone Volunteers Help Plant More Than 4,000 Trees at Hantz Farms Community Service Day


GreenStone Farm Credit Services volunteers were out in full force on the eastside of Detroit on Saturday, May 17 planting trees as part of ‘Planting Day,’ a day of community development coordinated by Hantz Farms.

More than 130 GreenStone volunteers attended the day of service, planting 4,350 mixed hardwood trees within approximately a 10-acre area. The planting project was organized as part of a previously announced partnership between GreenStone, AgriBank and Hantz Farms. As members of the Farm Credit System, GreenStone and AgriBank are dedicated to a mission of providing sound and dependable credit to American farmers, regardless of size or location.

“I am very proud of the commitment of GreenStone employees to get involved and make an impact through outreach and community service,” said GreenStone President and CEO, Dave Armstrong. “Our involvement with Hantz Farms specifically allows staff to work hand-in-hand with the neighbors and surrounding communities to positively impact this beautification transformation. By bringing together rural and urban life, we are also able to educate the next generation of urban residents about the importance of production agriculture, the vast career opportunities within the industry, and the mission of the Farm Credit System.”

In addition to the community service completed at the Hantz Farms’ site, GreenStone employees participated in a variety of other charitable activities during the first quarter of 2014. In total, staff members volunteered more than 675 hours during the quarter ended March 31 for a variety of different community groups; young, beginning and small farmer initiatives; youth programs; and multi-cultural organizations.



A group of the 130 GreenStone volunteers gather before departing East Lansing for the planting in Detroit.