National Website Showcases Farm Credit Customers
Farm Credit finances agricultural operations in all 50 states, and now you can read about the different types of farming, ranching and agribusiness enterprises and the people who own them.
Nearly 100 Farm Credit customer profiles have been posted on the “Producing Excellence” section of the national Farm Credit website during the past year. The stories reflect the diversity of U.S. agriculture and together present a snapshot of the ingenuity, spirit and values of the nation’s farmers and ranchers.
From a banana producer in Puerto Rico to a dairy farmer in Vermont to a timber grower in Wyoming, the customers and their stories are as varied as the areas they represent. Among them are 19 customer profiles from the Texas Farm Credit District, which includes Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas.
The Producing Excellence program was launched one year ago on the Farm Credit System’s 95th anniversary to illustrate the diversity of agricultural products and commodities that are financed by Farm Credit cooperatives and to educate the public about the nation’s farming and ranching sector at the grassroots level. The feature articles will be published in a book commemorating the anniversary.
Response to the project has been so positive that it will be continued in 2013, with more borrower profiles added throughout the year.
To view Farm Credit customer stories from across the country, visit the website.