As CoBank’s Vice President of Public Private Partnerships, Chris Shaffner manages the bank’s Rural Business Investment Company (RBIC) portfolio, new equity investments, as well as the Rural Investment Opportunity Fund in partnership with Capitol Peak Asset Management and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The Farm Credit Salute to Farmer Veterans event in Washington, D.C., last month was a huge success. More than 300 guests including 40 farmer veterans and numerous media and government representatives gathered to celebrate the important contributions our military veterans are making to agricultural and food production. The event featured food raised by local farmer veterans, and in one case, also prepared by a farmer/chef. July continues the focus on military veterans as we celebrate Independence Day and recognize the men and women, past and present, who have sacrificed to preserve our freedoms.