Farm Credit Mid-America, located off the 68 Bypass in Russellville, held an open house Friday, Dec. 4 inviting the community to come and see their new office. Also during this time, Farm Credit collected toys to donate to the Agape Foundation to help underprivileged children in the community.
Jennifer Ferris, a finical service officer with Farm Credit, grew up in Logan County and feels giving back is one of the main components of the coop.
“The cooperative was established to help better rural America,” said Ferris. “We here in the Logan County office believe it is extremely important to give back to our community. Collecting for the Agape Service Foundation was one of the ways we could give back.”
Farm Credit Mid-America offers loans to the agricultural community. The financial institution helps full and part-time farmers. Basically anybody that wants to invest in agriculture or rural living.
Leading up to the open house, Farm Credit employees, friends and family donated over 150 toys for the Agape Service Foundation. They will be delivering those toys Wednesday, Dec. 9, however, until then they will act as a drop off for those in the community who still wish to donate.
“We are all very compassionate here about kids,” said Ferris. “The response from those in the community who came to our open house was amazing. We cannot thank them enough.”
Farm Credit held its grand opening last year. The coop was located out on Hopkinsville Road before moving to its new site.
Over 200 in the community came out Friday to support Farm Credit who served hamburgers and a plethora of other goodies. The Logan County FFA was also on hand to help out. They provided traffic control and welcomed those who came out.
“We appreciate Brian Estes and Jay Campbell and all of the FFA members who attended,” Ferris said. “They helped our event run smoothly.”
Mike and Janis Humble of the Agape Service Foundation attended the open house and were very thankful for the donations.
“We appreciate Farm Credit and all those who donated toys for the children,” said Mrs. Humble.
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