Farm Credit gave FFA members who attended the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo the opportunity to take a pledge and share how they will secure the future of agriculture. Farm Credit’s Growing Forward Specialist, Dakota Everts, is tasked with promoting their young beginning small farmer program and shared more about their commitment to the future of agriculture.
“At Farm Credit, our mission is to secure the future of rural communities and agriculture. We are asking FFA members how they can do that because we realize they are the future of agriculture.”
At first, Dakota said they seemed a bit apprehensive and didn’t quite understand the role they can play. “But when we explained to them that it’s through farming, it’s through education and going to school to study agriculture their faces lit up and they get very excited.”
Farm Credit also has scholarship programs for students wanting to go back to the farm or support agriculture in one way or another. Listen to my complete interview with Dakota to learn more: Interview with Dakota Everts, Farm Credit
Be sure to check out even more action by viewing the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo Photo Album.