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Farm Credit Welcomes Summer Intern to Harrisonburg

Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) recently announced Lauren Fifer has joined the organization as a summer intern in the Harrisonburg, Va., branch office.

Fifer joins FCV with several years of experience working in customer service while attending school. During her internship she will focus on providing value-added services to FCV customers and marketing data to loan officers to support their efforts in providing funding to local farmers.

“Farm Credit of the Virginias is always eager to hire talented young people with strong farm backgrounds and a passion to learn more about agricultural lending, and Lauren certainly fits the bill,” said Patti Craun, Regional Sales & Lending Manager. “Lauren’s enthusiasm and fresh perspective will help us move several projects forward over the summer.”

Fifer is from Mount Solon in Augusta County, and continues to live and help on her family’s poultry and diversified crop farm. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness with a minor in Animal and Poultry Science from Virginia Tech, after completing two years at Blue Ridge Community College. 

“Coming from a farm background and considering I’ve lived here all my life, I know the area pretty well and have connections with many in the agricultural community, background that I hope will help in my internship with Farm Credit of the Virginias,” Fifer said. “I want to see family farms thrive well into the future and do my best to serve the community, and become a stronger advocate for the industry.”

Fifer was actively involved in FFA throughout high school, including serving as a chapter officer and member of the Parliamentary Procedure team. She is an active member of Sangerville Church of the Brethren.

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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