Irvine Interns for Farm Credit Ripley Branch
Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) announced Kelly Irvine joined the organization as a summer intern in the Ripley, WV, branch office.
Irvine joins the organization with strong customer service experience in the agriculture sector through a sales specialist position with Gritts Midway Greenhouse, where she supported marketing and visual display efforts in addition to sales. During her time with FCV, she will help revise a key customer support tool, develop a youth project and support the organization’s Knowledge Center, which provides training and resources for local farmers and homeowners.
Originally from Poca in Putnam County, WV, Irvine is a 7th generation agriculturist living on, and supporting, her family’s 50-head cow/calf operation, which includes 200 acres of hay. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness Management from West Virginia University, along with minor degrees in Food Science and Technology, Agriculture and Natural Resources Law, Communication Studies, Leadership Studies and Public Relations.
Irvine is a National FFA Organization American Degree recipient and a member of the West Virginia Farm Bureau. She is also a student ambassador for the WVU College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design as well as a member of the Honors College, the Sigma Alpha professional agricultural sorority, and the Gamma Sigma Delta honorary society for agriculture. Long active in 4-H, she was a teen leader and is currently a WVU Collegiate member.
“I’m excited to bring a fresh perspective to Farm Credit of the Virginias and hopefully be able to use my ideas in combination with my skills to support FCV and its customers,” Irvine said. “I also hope to make new connections and grow as a professional and an individual while I learn new business skills.”
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.