Farm Credit Associations Team Up to Offer Disaster Relief

THOMASVILLE, GA  – AgGeorgia Farm Credit and Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, along with CoBank, announced today they will donate $20,000 to Second Harvest of South Georgia. Second Harvest is the leading hunger relief organization in the region and the second largest food bank in Georgia.

“We’re thankful to CoBank for matching our gifts, and for recognizing that our communities need assistance following the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael,” said Allen Corbin, Relationship Manager at Southwest Georgia Farm Credit’s Thomasville office. “Agriculture plays such a vital role in communities throughout southwest Georgia that this donation is one small gesture we can make to help our small towns heal.”

“We’re hopeful that this gift will help keep pantries full over the holidays, and bring some much needed joy to families in our area,” said Corey Cottle, Director of Marketing at AgGeorgia Farm Credit. “We are humbled to be able to make this gift, and thankful to CoBank for recognizing the need in our communities.”

CoBank is a cooperative bank providing loans, leases, expert financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states. The bank also provides wholesale loans and other financial services to affiliated Farm Credit associations serving more than 70,000 farmers, ranchers and other rural borrowers in 23 states around the country.

AgGeorgia Farm Credit is headquartered in Perry, GA. Southwest Georgia Farm Credit  is headquartered in Bainbridge, GA. Both associations serve farmers, farm businesses, land and rural property owners, providing competitive lending and expert financial services. Together, CoBank, AgGeorgia Farm Credit and Southwest Georgia Farm Credit represent a part of the Farm Credit System, which has been dedicated to agriculture and rural communities for over 100 years.

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