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Farm Credit Marketing Team Welcomes Summer Intern

Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) announced Mikala Liptrap joined the organization as a summer intern working with the marketing team.

A native of Stuarts Draft in Augusta County, Va., Liptrap was raised on a family farm where she managed her own beef herd and, when younger, her own flock of sheep. 

Liptrap joins FCV with strong agribusiness experience. She previously served an internship as a feed sales intern for CHS Dakota Plains Ag in North Dakota and with DCR (Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation) in Staunton. She also has extensive experience in production agriculture, including working as a farm hand at the Virginia Tech Copenhaver Sheep Center where she cared for the animals, from bottle feeding orphans to routine health checks to shearing. 

“Mikala demonstrates a passion for agriculture and is very interested in learning more about Farm Credit and how we serve our customer-owners,” said Laura Staley, Director of Marketing for FCV. “We’re looking forward to her contributions to our team and association.” 

Liptrap is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Animal and Poultry Sciences and earned an associate’s degree in Agricultural Technology, both from Virginia Tech. She was active in 4H and FFA through high school, holding leadership positions at the local and federation FFA levels, and on the Augusta County Livestock Judging 4-H club.

“Having been on the production side of agriculture, I’m looking forward to learning more about the financing that makes production possible,” said Liptrap. “I’m also excited to bring fresh ideas and support to customer appreciation events, which I know are very important to FCV and our customer-owners.”

About Farm Credit of the Virginias
Farm Credit of the Virginias provides over $1.8 billion dollars in financing to more than 11,000 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, Farm Credit is the largest single provider of agricultural credit in the United States and has been for more than 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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