Southwest Georgia Farm Credit and Farm Credit EXPRESS Support Local FFA Chapters

3/30/2016
When it comes to growing leaders and providing top-notch agricultural education, Future Farmers of America, or FFA, is critically important.

LEESBURG—When it comes to growing leaders and providing top-notch agricultural education, Future Farmers of America, or FFA, is critically important. And in our area schools, FFA fills a vital role, providing an understanding of the many career options within the agriculture industry. That’s why Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, and Farm Credit EXPRESS, support FFA.

“It’s important for middle school and high school students to gain an awareness of one of the leading drivers of our local economy—agriculture,” said Ragan Fretwell, Farm Credit EXPRESS Relationship Manager. “By supporting FFA, we are making an investment in the future.”

Ms. Fretwell recently presented checks to the FFA Chapters at Lee County Middle School East and Lee County Middle School West.

“We recognize that science and technology education are critically important to support a thriving ag industry,” Fretwell said. “Combine that with the leadership skills our FFA students garner, and FFA becomes all that more relevant for students.”

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.

PHOTO:  Joshua Drew, FFA Teacher; Logan Moore, Lee County Middle School East; Ragan Fretwell, Farm Credit EXPRESS Relationship Manager; Brock Fretwell, Lee County Middle School West.

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