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"Ag"vocating in the City

Things we love:
Helping farmers “ag”vocate for agriculture!
Yep, that’s right.  Farm Credit of the Virginias, and the Farm Credit Knowledge Center are passionate about agriculture.  We will take just about any opportunity to help “ag”vocate for the industry: at meetings and events, day to day in our communities, and as we travel to meet with different groups.  We also love to help farmers “ag”vocate for agriculture – yes, for their farms, but also giving them the tools to promote the entire industry, because we all need to work together to help agriculture continue to thrive.
Because of that, our trip to Washington, D.C. with recent graduates from our Ag Biz Planner Program has become one of our favorite trips.  These graduates, who have just spent the last 6 months learning more about financial and business planning, and writing business plans for their own farm or agribusiness, have all show a strong passion for what they are doing, and for the agriculture industry. 

This week (today in fact!) they get to travel with the Knowledge Center team to Washington, D.C. where they will spend the next couple of days meeting with legislators and their staff to share their agriculture story and “ag”vocate for the industry as a whole.  This is always a great trip, and is even more important this year as legislators work through the new farm bill, which will impact agriculture as whole.

We’ll be sharing pictures and information about our trip over the next few days on our social media channels…so be sure to check us out on Facebook ( and Twitter ( 
And if you are interested in applying for our Ag Biz Planner Program be sure to check back, we’ll be sharing more information and accepting applications at the end of May!
Monday, April 30, 2018
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