Students Earn Career Training at Farm Credit East

Farm Credit East was pleased to host 17 college students with career aspirations in production agriculture, agribusiness, accounting, finance or similar fields as part of its annual summer internship program. “Our internship program exemplifies our commitment to the future of Northeast agriculture, commercial fishing and forest products,” said Bill Lipinski, Farm Credit East CEO. “The program challenges the students and provides them with first-hand, real world experience in their anticipated fields.”

This year’s Farm Credit East interns include two students attending Cornell University: Daniel Munch and Meghan Coldwell; three SUNY Cobleskill students: William Britt, Ashley Patterson and Faith Clancy; two SUNY Oswego students: Bailey Forrett and Shelby Stewart; two students from the University of Connecticut: Thomas Daly and Peter Earley; along with Stephen Clarke, Siena College; Mona Ahmed, Rutgers University; Jarek Rudin, Hartwick College; Michael Yeager, Niagara University; Kolby Klapper, Stetson University; Alec Coleman, Western New England University; Natasha Caquias, Simmons University; and Melissa Fleming, Alfred University.

The internship program is offered to college juniors each summer. During the experience, students earn an inside look into Farm Credit East and shadow employees in various roles to learn about different career opportunities. Each intern also completes a major project which contributes valuable information for association initiatives and future planning.



“Our internship program serves as an excellent recruiting tool to maintain Farm Credit East’s commitment to Northeast agriculture,” said Briana Beebe, Farm Credit East Director of Human Resources. “Our internship advisors put together a well-rounded experience so that each intern is exposed to agriculture native to our region, along with the lending and financial services that help business owners operate.”

Interns are recruited from college campuses across the Northeast. On many of these campuses, Farm Credit East has established relationships with campus organizations such as Future Farmers of America (FFA), Farm Credit Fellows and 4-H. The organization also utilizes their network of customer and employee referrals to recruit interns and employees. For more information on the Farm Credit East internship program, please contact Max Glebocki at



Photo Caption: Pictured are Farm Credit East’s 2019 interns.

Front Row (L-R): Meghan Coldwell, Bailey Forrett, Shelby Stewart, Melissa Fleming, Kolby Klapper, Mona Ahmed, Michael Yaeger, Daniel Munch

Back Row (L-R): Ashley Patterson, Faith Clancy, Natasha Caquias, Alec Coleman, Peter Earley, William Britt, Thomas Daly, Jarek Rudin, Stephen Clarke

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