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Farm Credit Welcomes Irvine as Project Management Coordinator

Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV), a lending cooperative that serves Virginia, West Virginia and western Maryland, recently announced that Kelly Irvine, a prior intern with the Association, assumed the role of Project Management Coordinator, based at the Bridgeport branch. 

Irvine is originally from Poca, W. Va. but now resides in Morgantown, W. Va. She is a seventh generation agriculturalist to live and work on her family’s farm, a commercial beef cow/calf operation. Irvine grew up showing livestock at her county fair as well as the State Fair of West Virginia. In her youth and young adulthood, Irvine was very active in 4-H and FFA. She served as a West Virginia State FFA officer in 2018-2019, and she is also a West Virginia 4-H All Star. Irvine graduated from West Virginia University (WVU) in December 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness Management. She is currently enrolled in a master’s program and will graduate in May 2024 with a Master of Science degree in Integrated Marketing Communications with an emphasis in digital and social media. 

Prior to joining the FCV team, Irvine served as a business manager for the WVU Davis College Store. Regarding her new role at FCV, Irvine shared, “I am excited to bring my knowledge and talents to the table to benefit the cooperative. I look forward to learning new skills and assisting with projects that FCV is undertaking to better serve our customer-owners.”

Carrie Casto, director of project management, said, “We are very excited to welcome Kelly back to the Farm Credit family. Her agriculture background and strong communication skills will be invaluable to our project management department. We enjoyed her time here in 2021 as an intern and look forward to her bright future here at FCV.”

Outside of work, Irvine is a member of the W. Va. Farm Bureau and the W. Va. Cattlemen’s Association. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, being on the farm, attending concerts and traveling. 

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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