Orange County Insight November 2022

Farm Credit Contributes to Construct Building at Orange County Fairgrounds to Benefit Orange 4 - H

By: Farm Credit of the Virginias

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 Fairgrounds. 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. ”

Pictured Left to Right: Teresa Harris, Stephanie Hensley, E.L. Harlow, Albert Lohman, Bob Chambers, Kaci Daniel.

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