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Farm Credit Pledges $95,000 to Support Construction of Livestock Facility at Orange County Fairgrounds

Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV), a lending cooperative that serves Virginia, West Virginia and western Maryland, declared the association would contribute $95,000 to support the construction of a new livestock facility at the Orange County Fair. The sponsorship was announced and celebrated at the Orange County Fair Association’s Denim & Pearls Barn Dance at the Orange County Fairgrounds on October 8, 2022.

The new facility, which will be named the “Farm Credit Pavilion,” will be used primarily to host 4-H programming and youth livestock competitions at the fairgrounds. The facility will also be leveraged for additional community and educational offerings. Construction of the Farm Credit Pavilion is set to begin in 2023 with the intention to finalize the build prior to the Orange County Fair in June 2023.

Kaci Daniel, Unit Coordinator for the Orange County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension, said, "We are thrilled about the expansion of permanent facilities at the fairgrounds and are grateful for Farm Credit's long standing support of Orange County 4-H. The Farm Credit Pavilion will enable us to provide more youth development programming throughout the year and in safe and secure facilities." 

Brad Cornelius, CEO of Farm Credit of the Virginias, said, “We are pleased to support the Orange County Fair and fund the construction of a new livestock facility. The Farm Credit Pavilion is sure to encourage and enrich youth agricultural participation in Orange County, both at the county fair and at various events throughout the year.”

About Farm Credit of the Virginias

Farm Credit of the Virginias provides over $2 billion dollars in financing to more than 11,000 farmers, agribusinesses and rural homeowners throughout Virginia, West Virginia and western Maryland. Farm Credit is a cooperative capitalized largely through investments made by farmers, ranchers and the rural homeowners and businesses that borrow from them.  In fact, as part of a nationwide network they are the largest single provider of agricultural credit in the United States and have been for over 100 years.  Farm Credit helps maintain and improve the quality of life in rural America and on the farm through its constant commitment to competitive lending, expert financial services and for facilitating and sharing knowledge and resources through the Farm Credit Knowledge Center. For more information, visit

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