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president’s message

president’s message

HOME of the brave

upcoming events

SEP

EVENT

2 Labor Day

PLACE

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13-21 The Great Frederick Fair

15-21 Gratz Fair

18-20 Southern Lancaster County Fair

24-28 Ephrata Fair

25-27 West Lampeter Fair

Lancaster, PA

27-10/6 Keystone International Livestock Expo

Harrisburg, PA

OCT EVENT

7-11 Manheim Farm Show 19 Maryland Million

NOV EVENT

28-29 Thanksgiving

Frederick, MD Gratz, PA Quarryville, PA Ephrata, PA

PLACE

Manheim, PA Laurel, MD PLACE

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As kids, we all learn the lyrics to songs like “God Bless America”, “The Grand Old Flag,” and “The Star Spangled Banner”. We recite them to our teachers and parents, but it’s not until we get a little older when we start to fully grasp the meaning behind these songs, and begin to put faces to those who play a major role in what they stand for. Our nation’s veterans left everything they ever knew behind— their hometown, family, and friends—to fight for our freedom. Each of them has a unique story to tell, and in this special issue of the Leader, we introduce you to three of our members who also happen to have served our country in the greatest way possible. David Dale was serving in the Delaware Army National Guard and was on leave from Iraq when he and his wife, Pat, made the decision to purchase a 29.5 acre horse farm in Conowingo, Maryland. Today, the farm, named Three Plain Bays, is home to retired racing thoroughbreds, where Pat re-trains them for eventing. Coming from a family of military service, Roger Davis of Dover, Delaware grew up knowing he wanted to serve his country. After retiring from the Army in 1997, Roger went on to start a motorcycle parts and dealership business and taught science and welding classes for 20 years. Today, he and his wife, Karen, operate Judith Farm, a poultry and grain operation. And lastly, we feature Jordan Green, owner and operator of J & L Green Farm in Edinburg, Virginia. Jordan grew up in agriculture, but traveled the world as a Marine from 2004 to 2009. When he returned, he and his wife, Laura, started their own 200 acre sustainable farm, where today they raise pigs, chicken, turkey, and beef cattle. This issue also includes information on the many farmerveteran resources available across our five state territory (check out pages 10-11), and information on our 2020 scholarship program. We’ve also recently rolled out a new member assistance program, providing our members and their families with 24/7 access to counseling, legal, and financial services (turn to the back cover for more information). To all the veterans out there, retired or currently serving, you are what makes America the “Home of the Brave”. The sacrifices you’ve made are ones I can only imagine. On behalf of everyone at MidAtlantic Farm Credit, thank you for your service. Have a safe and happy fall,

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