Farm Credit Welcomes Summer Intern Ivy Ward
Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) announced Ivy Ward as one of five 2020 summer interns. Along with much of the association, Ward will work remotely until branch offices reopen later this year. Upon re-entry, Ward will operate out of the Clarksburg, WV office, alongside her mentor and loan officer, Lacey Radabaugh.
Ward is a native of Barbour County in WV, and sixth-generation agriculturalist on her family’s beef cattle farm. She is currently a student at West Virginia University (WVU) majoring in agricultural and extension education with minors in agricultural and natural resource law and journalism. During her time at WVU, she has worked for her major’s department, creating a newsletter sent out to all agricultural and extension education majors in the nation.
From a young age, Ward has been intensely involved in 4-H and FFA. She has shown her own livestock since age nine, and served as a West Virginia State Officer from 2018 to 2019. This past year, she also went on to receive her American Degree from FFA.
In regards to what she is most looking forward to bring to Farm Credit as an intern, Ward replied, “I am excited to bring a fresh perspective. Everyone has grown up differently and has a different way of looking at things. Considering everyone’s perspectives strengthens a company.”
Ward’s mentor, Radabaugh, shared, “Ivy is an intelligent and enthusiastic individual who has a bright future ahead of her. I look forward to mentoring her this summer.”
Ward is also a member of Breath of God Worship in Buckhannon, WV. In her spare time, she enjoys showing livestock, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.
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.