1st Farm Credit Donates $8,000 To IL Young Leader Ag Groups

1st Farm Credit Donates $8,000 To IL Young Leader Ag Groups

1st FCS' Terry Hinds says it will be up to the younger generation to step into ag leadership roles in the near future.

In an effort to support the future of agriculture by molding young leaders, 1st Farm Credit Services has donated $8,000 to more than 25 groups with a similar mission.

County Farm Bureaus with young leader programs and other groups who support young leader development received donations in various amounts from the association.

"As the average age of the American Farmer increases, it is going to be up to the next, younger generation to take over farming operations," says Terry L. Hinds, Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations at 1st Farm Credit Services.  "Young leader groups are helping the future generations of farmers learn the leadership skills needed to keep agriculture strong, successful and feeding the world."

The groups receiving the donations were:

Bureau County Farm Bureau Young Leader Program

Carroll County Farm Bureau

Grundy County Farm Bureau Young Leader Program

Henry County Farm Bureau Young Leader Program

Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau

Kane County Farm Bureau Young Leader Program

Kankakee County Farm Bureau Young Leader Program

Kendall County Farm Bureau Young Leader Program

Knox County Farm Bureau

LaSalle County Farm Bureau Young Leader Program

Lee County Farm Bureau

Livingston County Farm Bureau Young Leader Program

Ogle County Farm Bureau

Marshall/Putnam County Farm Bureau Young Leader Program

McHenry County Farm Bureau Young Leader Program

McLean County Farm Bureau

Mercer County Farm Bureau Young Leader Program

Peoria County Farm Bureau Young Leader Program

Rock Island County Farm Bureau Young Leader Program

Stark County Farm Bureau Young Leader Program

Stephenson County Farm Bureau

Tazewell County Farm Bureau

University of Illinois Extension Office in Adams County

University of Illinois Extension Office in Pike County

Warren/Henderson County Farm Bureau

Will County Farm Bureau Young Leader Program

1st Farm Credit Services also support young and beginning farmers with a variety of financing programs and educational opportunities offered by the cooperative.
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