Farm Credit donates to Medina FFA for state convention

Posted 18 December 2013 at 12:00 am

Press release, Farm Credit East

MEDINA – Farm Credit East’s Batavia branch recently presented the Medina FFA Chapter with a $5,000 donation to help support the 89th annual New York State FFA Convention.

The three-day event will be at Medina High School in May and will draw over 1,000 FFA members, advisors and officials from around the state. During the convention, students will have the opportunity to attend workshops, network with agriculture professionals and compete in career development events. The event also showcases local agricultural businesses and the surrounding area.

Supporting young farmers and youth agricultural organizations is an area of special focus for Farm Credit East. In addition to providing financing and business services to Northeast farmers, Farm Credit maintains special programs for young, beginning and small farmers and also helps to provide and encourage their participation in activities that improve farm and financial management skills.