Lexi Trickett Joins Farm Credit as Summer Intern
Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) recently announced Lexi Trickett is one of five interns joining the Association this summer. She is currently working remotely due to the COVID pandemic, but will soon be joining her mentor and loan officer, Rebecca Frantz in the Oakland branch location.
Trickett is a senior at West Virginia University (WVU), and has recently moved back home to Oakland, Maryland to reside over the summer. She is majoring in Agriculture and Extension Education and minoring in Agribusiness Management, with an expected graduation next spring.
Throughout high school, Trickett was involved in 4-H with projects including Veterinary Science, Rabbit Breeding and Cooking, and then moved on to FFA as she got older. There she raised and showed market hogs and participated in many Career Development Events and Learning Development Events. Among her most successful projects were: Meats Evaluation, where she placed second in the state and advanced to Nationals with her team; Land Judging and Home Site Evaluation, where she placed first in the state and advanced to Nationals with her team; and Prepared Public Speaking, where she placed second in the state. She served as Maryland FFA State Officer from 2017 to 2018, and while never living on a farm of her own, she did take many animals to the fair, including goats, rabbits and hogs.
In regards to what she is most excited to bring to Farm Credit this summer, Trickett replied, “As someone who does not have the ‘traditional agriculture background’, I am excited to bring my different views, perspectives and ideas to Farm Credit.”
Trickett’s mentor, Frantz, shared, “Lexi has an exceptional work ethic and dedication to learning as much as possible about Farm Credit.”
Trickett has also been involved in organizations including WVU Campus Ministry Club, Special Olympics Maryland, and Samantha Funding the Arts and St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. In her spare time, Trickett enjoys reading, gardening and spending time outdoors.
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.