Farm Credit Announces Winners of First Farmers on the Rise Awards Program | Your money


Westminster, MD, December 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – MidAtlantic Farm Credit recently announced the six recipients of its inaugural Farmers on the Rise program, giving out prizes of $ 10,000 to young, beginning, small, minority and / or young farmers. veterans in their territory. The following farmers received this honor this year:

Caleb and Alice Crothers of Long Green Farms Inc. in Rising Sun, Md. Emma Jagoz of Moon Valley Farm in Woodsboro, Md. Joseph and Jenell McHenry of McHenry’s Harvesting / Beef in Kennedyville, Md. Robert “Wesley” Jr. and Amanda Miller of Chesapeake Gold Farms in the North East, Maryland Matthew “Levi” and Bille Jo Sellers of South Mountain MicroFARM in Boonsboro, Maryland Atiya Wells of Backyard Basecamp, Inc. in Baltimore, Maryland

“We are delighted to have received over 60 qualifying applications and were inspired by each one,” said Tom Truitt, CEO of MidAtlantic Farm Credit. “This year’s six award recipients were recognized for their efforts in agriculture, finance, leadership, community well-being and environmental stewardship. The future of agriculture in our region is incredibly diverse and we are delighted to see these producers making a positive impact on our industry. “

The competition was open to applicants who identified with at least one of the following categories: 18 to 40 years old, a minority farmer, a seasoned farmer, who operates a small farm with an annual gross farm income of less than $ 250,000, or a beginning farmer with less than 10 years of farming experience.

To learn more about the program and the recipients, visit mafc.com/rise.

About MidAtlantic Farm Credit MidAtlantic Farm Credit is a member-owned farm credit union. It provides agricultural loans for land, equipment, livestock and production; crop insurance; and rural residential mortgages. The cooperative has more than 12,400 members and more than $ 2.9 billion in outstanding loans. MidAtlantic has branches serving Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. It is part of the National Farm Credit System, a network of financial cooperatives established in 1916 to provide a reliable source of credit to farmers and rural America.

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Jenny Kreisher MidAtlantic Farm Credit 8883393334 [email protected]

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