Southern AgCredit Travels to New York and Washington for the Big Farm Credit Picture
RIDGELAND, MS—Southern AgCredit’s general counsel, Jeff Williams, was among 22 delegates to participate in the 2022 Farm Credit Bank of Texas Association Leadership Program (ALP) to New York and Washington, D.C., September 12-15.
The program offers association staff a broad national view of the Farm Credit System and provides opportunities to interact with policy leaders in Washington. It also gives a behind-the-scenes look at how funding flows from the nation’s money markets to Farm Credit’s customers.
During the week, delegates across the five-state district visited the Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation in New Jersey, toured the Financial District in New York and shared a working lunch with Farm Credit Council staff in Washington, D.C.
While visiting the Farm Credit Administration (FCA) headquarters in Virginia, the group met with FCA senior leaders about local lending conditions. Delegates spent the final day on Capitol Hill in Washington, sharing the Farm Credit story with congressional leaders and staff.
Southern AgCredit is a full-service co-op lender that specializes in financing rural land and agricultural operations in Mississippi and Louisiana. It is a member of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of customer-owned cooperatives. Founded in 1916, Farm credit is the nation’s largest source of loans for agriculture, agribusiness, rural real estate and country homes.