Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, a lender serving the needs of rural southwest Georgia, will host celebrations at its offices to mark the 100th anniversary of the Farm Credit System on Friday, July 15.
BAINBRIDGE – Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, a lender serving the needs of rural southwest Georgia, will host celebrations at its offices to mark the 100th anniversary of the Farm Credit System on Friday, July 15. The System was created in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson to provide financial support to rural America and the agriculture industry.
“The System has survived and thrived thanks to the commitment of our member-borrowers, who value Farm Credit’s mission to serve the financial needs of the small towns and communities throughout our country,” said Richard S. Monson, president of the Association. “As much as this is a celebration of a very important milestone, it is also an opportunity to embrace a bright future for agriculture and rural America.”
Clients, industry professionals, and members of the community are encouraged to drop into a Farm Credit office between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for cake and lemonade on July 15.
“It’s just a small way we will mark a very important day, and thank those who have borrowed from us and worked with us, for their commitment. We hope we get to meet some folks we don’t know, and answer questions about how Farm Credit can help them reach their dreams—either by starting a farm, or owning their own land,” Monson said.
Farm Credit offices are located at 305 Colquitt Highway in Bainbridge; 137 East Jackson Street in Thomasville; 40 East Broad Street in Camilla, 937 Forrester Drive SE in Dawson; 1037 East Forsyth Street in Americus.
Headquartered in Bainbridge, Georgia, Southwest Georgia Farm Credit (www.SWGAFarmCredit.com) supports farmers and farm businesses, as well as rural property owners, providing safe, sound, dependable financing. The association is part of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of agricultural and rural lending institutions cooperatively owned by their borrowers. Farm Credit helps maintain and improve the quality of life in rural America and on the farm, through its constant commitment to competitive lending and expert financial services.