Giving Back to Northeast Rural Communities
Farm Credit East has been a partner to Northeast agriculture, commercial fishing and forest products for more than 100 years. But being a true partner means more than just providing reliable credit and financial services; it means supporting our customers, the industries they are part of and the rural communities they call home.
Read the stewardship report below to learn more about some of the many ways Farm Credit East gives back to Northeast rural communities.
Farm Credit East Cares
Farm Credit East Cares was initiated by Farm Credit East employees in 2011 to give back to the farmers and rural communities we serve. Each year, funds are raised through the contributions of Farm Credit East employees across the organization’s 20 branch offices and distributed to farm families and organizations impacted by disasters; to various Northeast charitable organizations; and to local, regional or state not-for-profit charitable organizations focused on youth involvement in agriculture or local agricultural promotion.
Since the program's inception, it has contributed more than $800,000 to Northeast charitable organizations and farm families.
The Farm Credit East Team Gives Back
The following video also showcases some of the ways staff are involved in supporting Northeast agriculture and rural communities with more than just credit and financial services.