National Ag Day
National Ag Day is March 22, 2022! Virginia’s agricultural production is one of the most diverse in the nation. Many Virginia commodities and products rank in the top 10 among all U.S. states. Our local farmers, and other agriculture experts, represent a leading group of industry movers and shakers that support our economy and sustain life for our region, and beyond.
Virginia is home to over 43,000 farms that cover nearly 8 million acres across the Commonwealth. 98% of all farms in the United States are family-owned and operated. These families sacrifice a lot to feed our communities and sustain life throughout our region. F&M strives to thank farmers throughout the year and we encourage our community to take a moment next week to thank a local farmer as we celebrate our farming community!
F&M has been supporting local farmers for over 100 years. We’ve helped farmers navigate several economic cycles from recessions and droughts to boom periods with flourishing production. These experiences and partnerships have helped us develop tailored products that include equipment financing, land expansion, cattle purchases, waste management funding, and lines of credit.