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Farm Credit Welcomes Summer Intern Shelby Iager

Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) announced Shelby Iager as one of four 2019 summer interns. Iager will work out of the Roanoke branch this summer, alongside her mentor and Director of Compliance, Dana Close.

Iager hails from Frederick, MD, where her family operates a large dairy, beef, and crop farm. Although her family farm is diversified, Iager gravitates towards the dairy industry and has years of experience in and around the dairy cow show ring.

Iager was very active during high school in both agricultural and non-agricultural extra-curricular activities. She was involved in her school FFA chapter, 4-H dairy judging and dairy bowl competitions, varsity sports, and the National Junior Holstein Association.

Currently, Iager attends Virginia Tech where she studies Finance within the Pamplin College of Business, although she’s very involved in the agricultural network at the university as well. Iager is an active member, current reporter, and youth educational event chairman for the Dairy Club, in addition to her involvement with the Chi Omega Sorority and the Dairy Judging Program at Virginia Tech. During her time at school, Iager has worked hard to hone her dairy judging skills. This past fall, Iager was the High Overall Individual of the National Intercollegiate Dairy Judging Contest in Madison, WI.

In regards to what she is most excited to bring to Farm Credit as an intern, Iager replied, “I’m excited to bring my strong agricultural background paired with the knowledge I’ve learned in my coursework at Virginia Tech to the Farm Credit team.”

Close shared, “As Shelby’s mentor, I am looking forward to helping her develop her knowledge in all aspects of the financial services industry. This will allow her to correlate her agricultural background and course work by applying what she learns this summer at FCV.”

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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