Alabama Ag Credit extends support to university’s agricultural work


TUSKEGEE, Ala. (November 6, 2012) — Alabama Ag Credit showed their support for the university’s work to advance agriculture with donations totaling $15,000 to the Department of Agriculture and Environment Sciences. On Monday, Doug Thiessen, Alabama Ag Credit Land and Farm Lenders’ president and CEO, presented two checks to Walter A. Hill, dean of the College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences. One check for $5,000 will be used for scholarships.

The 10,000 check, given in part by Alabama Ag Credit, Alabama Farm Credit and the Farm Credit Bank of Texas, will help support the Professional Agricultural Workers Conference that will be held at the university Dec. 2-4. Alabama Ag Credit, a farm credit institution based in Montgomery, Ala., is a first-time sponsor for the conference. Thiessen said participating in the conference would be a chance for his company to reach new markets and extend their funding services to more agricultural professionals. For more information about the conference, go to:

“There’s a great opportunity going on here at Tuskegee and all we want to do is be a part of that and demonstrate all the success that’s being seen here at this university can be seen in a much greater way,” Thiessen said.

Doug Thiessen, left, and Walter A. Hill, pose with Alabama Ag Credit's donation checks. 

© 2012 Tuskegee University

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