Farm Credit Welcomes Summer Intern to Clarksburg
Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) recently announced Ivy Ward has returned to the organization as a summer intern working in the Clarksburg, WV, branch office. This is her second internship with FCV.
Ward will support FCV’s Knowledge Center, which offers educational opportunities and resources to producers. Her responsibilities will include working on the AgCast series and educational portal.
“Ivy is passionate about the agriculture industry and has tremendous interest in the Knowledge Center mission and the education that we provide,” says Kyley Clevenger, Knowledge Center Director. “She strives to make connections and bring new partnerships to the forefront, and is a true asset to the team.”
Ward hails from Barbour County, WV, and is earning a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University (WVU) in agricultural and extension education, with minors in journalism and in agricultural and natural resource law. She received an American FFA degree in 2019, having been active in both FFA and 4H throughout her life. She served as a West Virginia FFA State officer 2018-2019, and as the 2016 West Virginia Beef Queen. She is a sixth generation agriculturalist on her family’s beef cattle farm, and has been involved in showing livestock since childhood.
“I’m excited to bring my perspective to Farm Credit – the association has done a great job of being inclusive and open to all ideas,” said Ward. “I’m most interested in learning about available mental health programs and supporting the importance of good mental health in the agriculture industry.”
Ward is a member of Breath of God worship service in Buckhannon and of Delight Women’s Ministry at WVU. She is also a member and the scholarship chair of Sigma Alpha, Chi Chapter, and serves as a Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design student ambassador.
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 www.FarmCreditofVirginias.com.