College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Farm Credit

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Farm Credit has agreed to make a donation totaling $210,000 to the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ Campus Farm Revitalization Project. Two Farm Credit presidents -- both alumni from the College of AGNR -- made a trip to the College Park campus recently to announce their intentions for the gift.

“It was just a natural fit with our organization and our mission to serve agriculture and rural communities,” said Greg Farmer, President of Colonial Farm Credit and a 1976 animal sciences graduate. “This (Campus Farm project) also provides a great opportunity to educate the 98 percent of the population that doesn’t know about agriculture and has nothing to do with agriculture.”

“The Campus Farm is such a great symbolic kind of project,” said MidAtlantic Farm Credit President Bob Frazee, who graduated in 1977 with a degree in agricultural and Extension education. “To see this whole thing come to pass in a fresh, new part of campus says a lot not only about who we are but who we want to be. I think it sends a nice, tangible, visible message about the future of agriculture.”

For their donation, Farm Credit will receive the naming rights for the conference room and classroom to be located inside the newly-constructed teaching pavilion as well as the bleachers overlooking the Iager Covered Livestock Ring.

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