Marianna, FL – After Hurricane Michael left a devastating path with destruction to farms, homes, timber and business operations in the Florida panhandle this October, Farm Credit of Northwest Florida made donations of $5,000 to organizations aiding in disaster recovery to the impacted communities. These organizations include Convoy of Hope, Rivertown Community Church, Florida Baptist Convention, and Sunrise Worship Center.
CoBank, a cooperative bank serving agribusinesses, rural infrastructure providers and Farm Credit Associations, created a $150,000 fund to match the contributions of its customers to support hurricane relief efforts. Together, Farm Credit of Northwest Florida and CoBank contributed a total of $40,000 to support the devastated communities.
About Farm Credit of Northwest Florida
Each of these organizations worked immediately following Hurricane Michael to provide services and supplies to the rural communities affected by the storm. By partnering with them in this effort, we are able to fulfill the Farm Credit mission of standing by our member borrowers. We are here to help turn life’s goals back into accomplishments.
Farm Credit of Northwest Florida is a member-owned financial cooperative headquartered in Marianna, Fla., that serves 18 counties throughout the Florida Panhandle. Farm Credit offers highly competitive credit to meet the financing needs of farmers, agribusinesses, rural landowners and homeowners. At Farm Credit, we are AgVocators, meaning that we actively support the well-being of agriculture and rural America. Every day, we are Helping Rural America Grow, not only food and fiber, but also stronger rural communities. For more information about the types of financing or how cooperative lenders share their profits with borrowers, go to www.GoRural.net.
CoBank is a $128 billion cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America. The bank provides loans, leases, export financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states. The bank also provides wholesale loans and other financial services to affiliated Farm Credit associations serving more than 70,000 farmers, ranchers and other rural borrowers in 23 states around the country.
CoBank is a member of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of banks and retail lending associations chartered to support the borrowing needs of U.S. agriculture, rural infrastructure and rural communities. Headquartered outside Denver, Colorado, CoBank serves customers from regional banking centers across the U.S. and also maintains an international representative office in Singapore.
For more information about CoBank, visit the bank's website at www.cobank.com.