Harrisonburg Farm Family Featured in Farm Credit Video
Farm Credit of the Virginias, a lending cooperative serving Virginia, West Virginia, and western Maryland, released the latest installment of its quarterly Ag & Culture video series featuring Harrisonburg, Virginia poultry, crop and grain roasting operation, Greenmount Heritage LLC.
The video is available at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxCx-Uq6AxA
Greenmount Heritage LLC is a diversified, family-owned farm situated among the rolling hills of Rockingham County, Virginia. Greenmount Heritage is owned and operated by the Bailey family. Craig Bailey is primarily responsible for crop production and their grain roasting business, while his daughter, Mikayla Bailey, manages their turkey operation, which is contracted by Virginia Poultry Growers Cooperative (VPGC).
The video featuring Greenmount Heritage LLC focuses on the poultry side of their business and sheds light on the unique integration of the commercial poultry industry. Both Craig and Mikayla discuss their day-to-day responsibilities, the challenges they face, the partnerships that helped pave their way and their relationship with Farm Credit of the Virginias.
Hobey Baughn, President of the Virginia Poultry Federation, also joined the Bailey’s in the video to discuss the role of the federation, the benefits of the integrated nature of the industry and tips for young farmers looking to get involved in the industry.
About the Ag & Culture Video Series
The Ag & Culture video series is produced in collaboration with Farm Credit of the Virginias and its’ Knowledge Center to provide viewers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the operation of a given farm or agribusiness. The videos are geared toward educating the general consumer who may not be exposed to the opportunities and challenges that lie within different sectors of the agriculture industry.
The families featured in the Ag & Culture series are not only upstanding members of their rural communities, fierce advocates for the industry and savvy business-owners, but also Farm Credit of the Virginias customers who leverage its cooperative structure and reliable financing to meet their operational goals. Many of the business-owners highlighted in the series are also participants and consumers of the Farm Credit Knowledge Center’s programming.
Operations featured in recent videos include; Wood Ridge Farm Brewery, a farm and brewery in Lovingston, Virginia; Harmony Harvest Farm, a fresh-cut flower farm in Weyers Cave, Virginia; Bob’s Market & Greenhouses, a wholesale plant and seedling greenhouse operation in Mason, West Virginia; and RG Cattle Co., a cattle backgrounding operation in Floyd County, Virginia.
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.