Shenandoah Valley Dairy Farm Featured in Farm Credit Video
Farm Credit of the Virginias, a lending cooperative serving Virginia, West Virginia and western Maryland, released a new episode of its’ Ag & Culture video series featuring Hillview Farm, a diversified dairy farm located in Bridgewater, VA that prioritizes soil and water conservation.
The new episode is available at the following link: https://youtu.be/MLZbfXL5Ff8
The 900-acre dairy farm supports 180 dairy cows, 100 cow/calf pairs, as well as dairy steers. Hillview Farm is owned and operated by fourth-generation farmers, Kevin and Steve Craun. Soil and water conservation has been a priority on the dairy farm for several generations.
In the latest Ag & Culture episode, Kevin Craun discusses the importance of preserving agricultural land and water resources. He shares and defines the various management practices they employ at Hillview Farm. Megan Dalton, District Manager for the Shenandoah Valley Soil and Water Conservation District (SVSWCD), is also featured in the episode. Dalton discusses the role of the SVSWCD in promoting stewardship and natural resource conservation.
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 general consumers.
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.
About Farm Credit of the Virginias
Farm Credit of the Virginias provides over $1.9 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.