The Farm Credit Illinois Mt. Vernon regional office recently awarded $500 to the Jefferson County University of Illinois Extension and $725 to the White County University of Illinois Extension.
In 2017, FCI invested more than $270,000 in youth, community, and ag literacy initiatives throughout its 60-county territory. The Mt. Vernon regional office annually supports Extension initiatives which further agricultural and youth development in rural communities.
Pictured above from L to R: Craig Koors (FCI), Amy McCarty (White County Extension program coordinator), Donnie Seitz (White County livestock committee member)
The funds gifted to White County will provide new gutters for the 4-H Livestock Barn on the fairgrounds, increasing the lifespan of the building and allowing 4-H members to continue showing annually.
Pictured above from L to R: Caitlyn Wagner, Lilyanne Eastham, Karli Verheyen (FCI)