Today’s blog kicks off a series that will focus on Farm Credit East’s ESG efforts by highlighting organizations we have supported and the positive impact they have had in developing agriculture’s next generation, increasing access to fresh, healthy food options, and revitalizing rural communities. In this first installment, meet Three River Farmers Alliance based in New Hampshire's Seacoast Region.
As part of Farm Credit East’s stewardship strategy, it has established a number of programs over the years to contribute to industry support organizations and the communities where our customers and staff live. In 2021, we celebrate milestones for a few of these stewardship programs.
For more than two decades, the Northeast Farm Credit associations and CoBank have contributed more than $1.9 million to over 700 projects and events that support Northeast agriculture, commercial fishing and forest products, through the Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement program.
Around a million people attend the New York State Fair each year, and around a quarter of those attendees flock — sometimes for days on end — to an exhibit that fosters awareness of and promotes dialog around the state’s dairy industry, ultimately benefiting both consumers and producers.