Medina Journal-Register — BATAVIA — Farm Credit East ACA’s Batavia branch recently presented the Medina FFA Chapter with a $5,000 donation to help support the 89th annual New York State FFA Convention.
The three-day event, which will be held at Medina High School next May, will draw over 1,000 FFA members, advisors and officials from around the state. During the convention, students will have the opportunity to attend workshops, network with agriculture professionals, compete in career development events and more. The event also showcases local agricultural businesses and the surrounding area.
Supporting young farmers and youth agricultural organizations is an area of special focus for Farm Credit East. In addition to providing financing and business services to Northeast farmers, Farm Credit East maintains special programs for young, beginning and small farmers and also helps to provide and encourage their participation in activities that improve farm and financial management skills.