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Bedford County Container Farm Featured in Farm Credit Video

Farm Credit of the Virginias, a lending cooperative serving Virginia, West Virginia, and western Maryland, released a new episode of the Ag & Culture video series featuring a veteran-owned, hydroponic container farming operation based out of Bedford County, VA. The new episode is available at the following link:

In the latest Ag & Culture episode, Farm Credit of the Virginias customer-owner, Jeff Vittone, explains the inception of his container farm and the benefits of employing vertical hydroponic farming methods, which include less labor, greater yield and improved conservation. Additionally, Vittone’s Hydroponic Crop Manager, Jordan Grudley, provides a step-by-step overview of the growth cycle that takes place within the 40-ft shipping container, from seedling to finished product. Vittone concludes the video with advice for young and beginning farmers wanting to pursue a similar operation and comments regarding the value of working with a trusted lender, like Farm Credit of the Virginias.

About the Ag & Culture Video Series

The Ag & Culture video series provides a behind-the-scenes view into the operation of a given farm or agribusiness. The videos are geared toward educating consumers about how their food and fiber is produced, in addition to highlighting the farm families that makeup the agriculture industry. The individuals featured in the series are not only upstanding members of their communities, advocates for agriculture and savvy business owners, but also Farm Credit customer-owners. Each of the producers featured in the series leverages Farm Credit’s cooperative structure and flexible financing to meet their operational goals. Many of the business owners highlighted in the series also take advantage of Farm Credit Knowledge Center programming to grow their knowledge base relating to the agriculture industry and keep a pulse on industry trends. Access the full library of Ag & Culture videos at the following link:

About Farm Credit of the Virginias

Farm Credit of the Virginias provides over $2 billion dollars in financing to more than 12,000 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. In fact, as part of a nationwide network they are the largest single provider of agricultural credit in the United States and have been for over 100 years. 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

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