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Borrowers Attend Leadership Program on Behalf of Legacy Ag Credit

Whit and LeCresha Dale with Stan Ray

Legacy Ag Credit customers Whit and LeCresha Dale learned about Farm Credit’s mission and unique funding mechanism when they represented the association at the 2017 Farm Credit Young Leaders Program (YLP) this summer in Washington, D.C., and New York City.

LeCresha is the USDA Farm Service Agency’s county executive director for Hopkins, Delta, Rains and Woods counties, and Whit is a firefighter, paramedic and police officer in Highland Park. The couple also raises registered/commercial Simmental cattle in Point, Texas.

The Dales began the leadership program in Washington, where they were among 23 YLP participants who joined other Farm Credit representatives from around the country at Farm Credit Week. While there, the attendees discussed their experiences as young farmers and ranchers with key staff at the USDA, then accompanied their associations on legislative visits on Capitol Hill.

Next the YLP participants traveled to New York to visit a Wall Street brokerage firm and the Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation. There the group learned how the sale of highly rated Farm Credit notes and bonds to investors provides steady funding that local lending cooperatives put to work in rural communities.

The Dales both grew up on cattle and hay operations in Northeast Texas. Their involvement in 4-H and FFA inspired them to study agriculture at Texas A&M University–Commerce, where Whit earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science and LeCresha earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural economics. After meeting in college, they married in 2008 and moved to Rains County, where they live with their young son, Cash.