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Brittany Jablonsky Joins The Farm Credit Council As Director of National Contributions and Stakeholder Relationships

June 15, 2015

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Brittany Jablonsky has joined The Farm Credit Council as its new director of national contributions and stakeholder relationships. In this position, she will manage the Farm Credit System’s National Contributions Program, which distributes funds in support of organizations and activities that help ensure a vibrant, economically thriving rural America, today and for generations to come.

“Brittany will be responsible for managing and providing strategic direction to the Farm Credit System’s nationwide contributions program, which furthers Farm Credit’s mission to help rural communities and agriculture grow and thrive,” said Council President and CEO Ken Auer.  “She brings to the position tremendous knowledge of the challenges facing rural communities and agriculture, along with proven talent for building the kinds of stakeholder relationships that will achieve success in addressing them.”

Jablonsky comes to the Council from the staff of Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, where she served as legislative assistant for the Senator’s work on the Agriculture Committee. Previously, Jablonsky held several positions with National Farmers Union, most recently as director of communications. She was also NFU’s director of advocacy communications and government relations representative. Jablonsky holds bachelor’s degrees from the University of Minnesota, Morris in English and sociology and grew up on a family farm in North Dakota.

Farm Credit's legacy of service supports rural communities through volunteerism and financial contributions to organizations and initiatives that improve the lives and livelihoods of farmers, ranchers and others that live and work in rural communities. Farm Credit's national contributions program targets organizations that work in three focus areas:

·         Agriculture Education and Training: Farm Credit contributes to education programs to prepare young, beginning, small and minority farmers for a future in agribusiness and to teach youth populations about agriculture.

·         Industry Champions: Farm Credit contributes to support champions of the overall well-being of farmers, ranchers and rural communities who are helping inform and educate the general population about agriculture.

·         Public Policy: Farm Credit contributes to organizations working to support rural communities, to move effective farm policy forward and to keep the business of agriculture financially viable.



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