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Farm Credit Welcomes Summer Intern Zach Cohen

Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) announced Zach Cohen as one of four 2019 summer interns. Cohen will work out of the Wytheville branch this summer, alongside his mentors, Brian Repass and Steven Porter.

Originally from Fairfax, VA, and currently residing in Blacksburg, VA, Cohen is looking forward to joining the FCV team this summer and broadening his agricultural background.

Cohen was an active member of the Boy Scouts of America and earned his East Scout award at the conclusion of high school.

Currently, Cohen is double-majoring in Agribusiness and Geography at Virginia Tech which spurred his interest in this internship. He shared, “I take a lot of economics and finance based courses, so when I saw the listing for this internship it seemed like a perfect opportunity to apply and further develop the skills I was learning in these classes.”

Last summer, Cohen served as a Land Stewardship Intern at Tar River Land Conservancy in Louisburg, NC. During his time with Tar River, Cohen’s primary responsibilities were to conduct annual monitoring of tracts of land which they had conservation easements on and file reports on those findings.

In regards to what he is most excited to bring to Farm Credit as an intern, Cohen replied, “I’m excited to be joining the Farm Credit team and hope that I can help us continue to provide great service to our customers.”

Repass shared, “We’re excited to have another hard-working, intelligent intern joining our team this summer. We’ll be working closely with Zach to ensure he comes away with a comprehensive understanding of the ag lending landscape through hands-on experiences and learning opportunities in all facets of our association.”

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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