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Farm Credit Welcomes Summer Intern Eric Zhang

Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) announced Eric Zhang as one of four 2019 summer interns. Zhang will work out of the Roanoke branch this summer, alongside his mentor and Senior Information Systems Specialist, Freddy McGuire.

A native of Spotsylvania, Virginia, Zhang joins the Farm Credit team with experience in project management, web development, and a growing interest in agriculture.

Currently, Zhang attends the University of Virginia where he studies Commerce with a concentration in Management and Finance. Zhang is a member of a variety of extra-curricular activities both on and off-campus. He is a member of the Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity, the CASH (Creating Assets, Savings & Hope) volunteer tax preparation organization, the Be the Match patient-donor support organization, the Society of American Magicians, the UVA IDEA Fund for inclusivity, the Massaponax Theater & Choir, and the Economics Club.

Zhang’s previous work experience includes an entrepreneurial internship at K2 Dental Arts and a software development & project management internship at Willow Tree/DevHub.

In regards to what he is most excited to bring to Farm Credit as an Information Technology intern, Zhang replied, “I’m excited to learn more about Farm Credit and about the agricultural industry this summer. I hope that my previous experience can help bring some new innovation and ideas to this company and help us better serve our customers.”

McGuire shared, “We are excited to have Eric interning with us this summer.  We look forward to sharing more about the agriculture industry, Farm Credit of the Virginia’s, and our Information Technology Team.  With his business education, we expect Eric to help us look at problems and solutions from a different perspective.”

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 or

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