August 7, 2015/

Farm Credit of the Virginias Announces Search for Individuals Shaping the Landscape of Agriculture

Contact: Jenna Roeder
Phone: (304) 822-4414
Fax: (304) 822-4376


For immediate release


As part of its centennial celebration, Farm Credit of the Virginias is participating in the national Farm Credit Fresh Perspectives Program. The Fresh Perspectives search will identify and honor one hundred people across the nation who are changing the future of rural America. “Rural industries evolve rapidly, and we are honored to recognize those who represent the future,” said Farm Credit of the Virginias’ CEO, Dave Lawrence.

To recognize the diverse ways individuals are contributing to the future success of rural communities, nominations will be accepted in ten categories:

  •  Leadership (over 21)
  •  Youth Leadership (21 and younger)
  •  Rural Policy Influence
  •  Beginning Farmer or Rancher Achievement
  •  Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  •  Sustainability and Natural Resource Conservation
  •  Financial Stewardship
  •  Mentoring and Volunteerism
  •  Agriculture Education and Community Impact
  •  Rural and Urban Connection

To learn more and read the nomination category descriptions, visit Apply or nominate an agricultural leader you know for Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives by Dec. 18, 2015.

Farm Credit of the Virginias provides over $1.5 billion dollars in financing to more than 10,000 farmers, agribusinesses and rural homeowners throughout Virginia, West Virginia and western Maryland. Farm Credit is a cooperative capitalized largely through investments made by farmers, ranchers and the rural homeowners and businesses that borrow from them. Farm Credit helps maintain and improve the quality of life in rural America and on the farm through its constant commitment to competitive lending, expert financial services and for facilitating and sharing

knowledge and resources through the Farm Credit Knowledge Center. For more information, visit or


Jenna Roeder
(304) 822-4414

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