Farm Credit East’s annual customer appreciation meetings begin November 1. At this year’s meetings, the member-owned cooperative will update customers on Farm Credit East and commence efforts to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Farm Credit.

The theme of this year’s meeting is “A 100 Year Foundation to Support our Customers and Communities into the Future.” It recognizes the cooperative’s history and long-term commitment to serve agriculture, commercial fishing and forest products businesses.

Farm Credit East Chairman of the Board Andy Gilbert, CEO Bill Lipinski and other Farm Credit East representatives will travel throughout the Northeast to meet with customers, discuss the current state of the Association and its plans for the future to continue to best serve customers. Farm Credit East financials are strong, allowing for patronage, future growth and the capacity to respond to customers’ needs through business cycles.

In addition, meetings will incorporate various historical elements, including a video to highlight key moments that shaped the Farm Credit System to what it is today.