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Farm Credit Commits more than $300,000 to Ag
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$2 million Earmarked for Agriculture and Rural America by End of 2011.

Source: Farm Credit

Contact: Margaret Fogarty at 303-721-3281 or margaret.fogarty@fccservices.com 

Farm Credit Supports Agriculture and Rural America with More Than $300,000 in National Contributions

Farm Credit, a national provider of financing and related services to agricultural producers and agribusinesses, committed more than $300,000 in contributions to local and national agricultural programs in the first and second quarters of 2011.

Farm Credits National Contributions Program is aligned with the Farm Credit Systems historic mission to serve agriculture and rural America, and commits $2 million annually to support programs that improve the well-being of American farmers and ranchers. Additionally, Farm Credits five banks and 84 associations give millions of dollars and thousands of volunteer hours annually to support local and regional programs.

Farm Credit has a legacy of supporting programs that advocate for, educate, and benefit rural American communities in measurable ways, said Christina Bowen, director of national contributions for Farm Credit. The national contributions program expands the concept of lending support to rural America beyond Farm Credits expertise in financing farmers and ranchers.

Thanks to Farm Credits support, The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers (TEPAP) has educated more than 1,300 farmers and ranchers on business topics to help them thrive in todays economy, said Dr. Danny Klinefelter, TEPAP program director and a National Farm Credit grant recipient. Made possible through Farm Credits contributions, TEPAP is an educational program that enables farmers and ranchers to learn advanced agribusiness skills that are relevant and essential to remain competitive in todays international agribusiness sector.

The Farm Credit national contributions programs application deadline for the third quarter is Aug. 2, 2011. Qualified applicants are invited to apply today at www.farmcredit.com. Click on the Apply for Grants and Sponsorships button.

Recent beneficiaries of the Farm Credit national contributions program include: