Farm Credit Services of Mandan is proud to provide over 675 FFA handbooks to first year ‘greenhands’ in 26 local area schools this fall. For over four decades more than 85,500 books have been donated by Farm Credit Associations in North Dakota. This year acknowledges the 44th year that the three independent Farm Credit Services associations in North Dakota have donated FFA Handbooks to agricultural students in area schools.

This year, close to one hundred high school agriculture education programs in North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin will receive over 3,800 of the student handbooks for the start of the 2020/2021 school year donated by the Farm Credit Services Associations in North Dakota. For over four decades more than 85,500 of the books have been presented to FFA-first year ‘greenhands’ to be used throughout the four-year FFA program.

In addition to the FFA Handbooks sponsorship, Farm Credit is also a Three Star Partner which supports 20 more FFA programs in North Dakota.  “Our support of FFA and ag education has been an ongoing commitment to the youth of our rural communities and the future of our industry,” said Becky Peterson, Director of Marketing and Services with Farm Credit Services of Mandan.

Farm Credit Services is committed to helping the FFA provide excellence in the teaching and learning of agriculture and its activities in science, technology, production, processing, and related agribusiness activities as well as understand the vital and necessary role of the agricultural industry. Farm Credit Services is proud to support today’s youth who may become tomorrow’s agricultural producers and leaders.

The three independent North Dakota Farm Credit associations are headquartered in Minot (, Fargo (, and Mandan (

Farm Credit supports agriculture and rural communities with reliable, consistent credit and financial services, today and tomorrow.







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