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Farm Credit Hires Two-time Intern as Program Coordinator

Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) announced Ivy Ward, previous summer intern in 2020 and 2021, joined the Association full-time as Program Coordinator for the Farm Credit Knowledge Center.

Ward will continue to support the Association and its Farm Credit Knowledge Center, which offers educational opportunities and resources to farmers, producers and educators.

Ward is a graduate of West Virginia University (WVU) and has her bachelor’s degree in Agricultural and Extension Education with a minor in Journalism and Agricultural and Natural Resource Law. She received an American FFA degree in 2019, having been active in both FFA and 4-H throughout her life. She served as a West Virginia FFA State Officer in 2018. She is a sixth generation agriculturalist on her family’s beef cattle farm, and has been involved in showing livestock since she was young.

“I am so excited to be able to educate others on the agricultural industry and help support the men and women that feed us. Growing up on a farm, education and advocacy have always been extremely important to me. I am passionate about ensuring our producers have the information they need to succeed,” Ward says.

Kyley Clevenger, Farm Credit Knowledge Center Director, says, “Our team is beyond thrilled to have Ivy join us full-time as Program Coordinator. Ivy brings enthusiasm and a new perspective, as well as passion for agriculture and those who are involved in the industry. She will enhance our current educational offerings as well as work to develop and create new opportunities for those that we serve.”

Ward is a member of Breath of God Worship Service in Buckhannon, WV. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, hiking and spending time on her family farm. She also enjoys spending time with her family, friends and cat, Aspen.

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.

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