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Farm Credit of the Virginias Makes $17,500 Holiday Donation to Local Charities

In December, Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV), a lending cooperative that provides financing to farmers, agribusinesses and rural home-owners in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland, pledged a Christmas donation of $17,500 divided amongst 19 charities local to their tristate territory. 

The annual holiday donation was made on behalf of their customer-owners and business affiliates. Recipients were hand selected by each of FCV’s seven lending regions. The benefactors included several Toys for Tots and Operation Christmas Child locations, four therapeutic riding centers, area churches and Salvation Army chapters, and multiple food banks serving their 96 county footprint.  

Brad Cornelius, Chief Executive Officer of Farm Credit of the Virginias, said, “Our association is proud to back these organizations and support their endeavors to strengthen the rural communities we serve. Each of the programs selected this year bring good people together to achieve a greater common good, we’re honored to play a small role in the advancement of their efforts.”

The Halifax County Cancer Association was one of the recipients of the 2020 holiday donation. A representative from the organization expressed their gratitude, “This generous donation is a blessing to our organization and those battling cancer in our area.”  

A representative from Loudon Therapeutic Riding also shared, “We were pleasantly surprised by the lovely Christmas donation we received from Farm Credit of the Virginias. Thank you for your support!”

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 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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