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May 28, 2015
Future Farmers of America Northeast Chapters Receive $12,600 Contribution from Farm Credit

Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement Program recently awarded $12,600 to the Northeast chapters of Future Farmers of America (FFA) to support the attendance of 42 state FFA leaders at the National Leadership Conference of State Officers (NLCSO). Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement is a joint effort of Farm Credit East, Yankee Farm Credit and CoBank.

May 26, 2015
Farm Credit East’s Annual Winery Benchmarks Program Kicks Off

Farm Credit East’s Winery Benchmarks program is currently underway and accepting sign-ups for the 2015 benchmark! This unique program, now in its eighth year, allows wineries to measure their business against wine industry peer data.

May 21, 2015
Knowledge Exchange Partner Released

This month’s Knowledge Exchange Partner presents an update on the Northeast dairy market, as well as a review of U.S. economic growth in the first quarter of 2015.

May 20, 2015
New York Animal Agriculture Coalition Receives $8,000 Grant from Farm Credit

The Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement Program recently awarded $8,000 to the New York Animal Agriculture Coalition (NYAAC) to support its Dairy Cow Birthing Center at the New York State Fair. Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement is a joint effort of Farm Credit East, Yankee Farm Credit and CoBank.

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2015 Director Elections

Four candidates have been elected to the Farm Credit East Board of Directors.

Farm Credit East, a farmer-owned cooperative lender, has announced the results of its recent Director elections and Board reorganization meeting. The Board, comprised primarily of farmers, represents the diversity of Northeast agriculture and the forest products industry. 

Farm Credit East, ACA stockholder-customers recently elected four members to its Board of Directors:

  • Henry L. Huntington, of Loudon, N.H., was elected to a 4-year term. Henry is president and CEO of Pleasant View Gardens, Inc., a 14-acre wholesale greenhouse operation.
  • Daniel J. Corey was re-elected to a 4-year term. Dan owns and oversees Daniel J. Corey Farms, a diversified agricultural business in from Monticello, Maine.
  • Laurie K. Griffen was re-elected to a 4-year term. Along with her husband Steve, Laurie co-owns and operates Saratoga Sod Farm, Inc., a 600 acre turfgrass farm in Stillwater, N.Y.
  • Peter Call, of Batavia, N.Y., was elected to a 4-year term. Peter is president of My-T Acres, Inc., an 8,500-acre vegetable and grain operation.

In addition, the Board recently appointed Tim Chan, of Claremont, NH, to serve as an outside director. Tim was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., North America’s leading producer of canned and bottled juices and juice drinks.

At the April 29 reorganization meeting, the Board re-elected Andrew Gilbert, Potsdam, N.Y., as its chair and Matthew Beaton, Wareham, Mass., as vice chair. In addition to Chairman Gilbert and Vice Chairman Beaton, the five-member Executive Committee includes Daniel Corey, Monticello, Maine; Richard Janiga, East Aurora, N.Y.; and Laurie Griffen, Stillwater, N.Y.

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Albert and Barbara Bishop Receive 2015 Agricultural Adventurers Award

Farm Credit East congratulates Al & Barbara Bishop of Bishop’s Farm in Guilford, Connecticut, for receiving the 2015 Agricultural Adventurers Award. The Bishops own and manage the popular orchard business that was founded in 1871. They were presented with this award at the Annual Meeting of Eastern States Exposition (ESE) on May 21. Learn more about the Bishops