Farm Credit Supports International Dairy Centre

US - The Farm Credit institutions have renewed their support of the International Agri-Centre.
calendar icon 30 September 2009
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The International Agri-Centre is home of the world's largest annual farm equipment and agriculture technology exposition, World Ag Expo.

The Farm Credit entities have a history as strong supporters of the International Agri-Centre. In 2008, the International Agri-Centre announced the renaming of the Tulare Dairy Centre to the Farm Credit Dairy Centre.

The 80,000-square-foot dairy centre houses hundreds of dairy exhibits during the annual World Ag Expo and is the most highly-trafficked area of the grounds by show attendees. In addition, the Farm Credit Dairy Centre is also the home of many other large-scale events that happen on the International Agri-Centre show grounds.

"Farm Credit West and the other participating Farm Credit System institutions have been supporters of the Agri-Centre for many years and are pleased to be able to continue our support for the Farm Credit Dairy Centre," says Ken Graff, President and CEO of Farm Credit West.  "Dairy is an important commodity in California, the nation and the Farm Credit System.  We are extremely proud to have the Farm Credit name associated with this showcase for dairy innovation and technology."

Annual support from the Farm Credit institutions allows the International Agri-Centre an ability to continue the mission of the organistion to encourage agricultural education and community involvement within the industry.

“The Farm Credit Dairy Centre is a critical component of the International Agri-Centre and one of the largest permanent structures on the grounds,” says Jerry Sinift, CEO of the International Agri-Centre. “It is the epicenter for dairy innovations at World Ag Expo and the home to many other events throughout the year. Everyone at the Agri-Centre appreciates Farm Credit’s support.”

The Farm Credit institutions began in 1916 with an act of Congress in order to ensure that farmers had a reliable source of financing. The Farm Credit System is the single largest lender to agriculture in the US. Each Farm Credit institution is independently owned and operated by borrowing stock holders. As was the case in the beginning, agriculture and ag-related industries are Farm Credit’s only lending group.

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