Farm Credit Welcomes Moore as Knowledge Center Intern
Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV), a lending cooperative that serves Virginia, West Virginia and western Maryland, announced that Maddie Moore has joined the Association as a Knowledge Center intern at the Abingdon branch.
A Meadowview, Va. native, Moore earned her associate degree from Virginia Highlands Community College before transferring to Virginia Tech (VT), where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences and minoring in Leadership and Social Change. Although Moore did not grow up on a farm, she is from a rural area where she was surrounded by farmland and developed an appreciation for agriculture at a young age, which only deepened when she joined FFA in the eighth grade. Her time in FFA afforded her the opportunity to participate and compete in a number of leadership and career development events. Moore held various leadership roles in FFA at the chapter, area and even state level, where she served as the 2020-2021 Virginia FFA State Vice President.
Moore has experience that lends itself well to a role with the Farm Credit Knowledge Center. She has worked for Washington County Public Schools as a Transportation Aide, Virginia FFA through a work study program at VT as well as her own small business where she offers pet-sitting and livestock caretaking services.
During her time with FCV this summer, Moore is excited to bring her passion for agricultural education and put her skills in facilitation, networking and communication to work. She shared, “I'm looking forward to collaborating with employees and fellow interns to develop new ideas and possibilities for accessible resources that can be used within the Knowledge Center here at Farm Credit.”
Sarah Scyphers, Knowledge Center Program Specialist, said, “We are excited to have Maddie on the Knowledge Center team this summer! Her passion for the agriculture industry and advocacy will be a huge asset, and we look forward to sharing more about how we operate as the educational arm for Farm Credit of the Virginias.”
In her spare time, Moore enjoys sharing meals with her family, going on walks with friends, playing with her dogs and kayaking any chance she gets.
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.