By: Tyler Majchrzak, Farm Credit loan officer
The sun is setting on one of the biggest nights of the week at the Delaware State Fair. The lights are bright, the shavings are rustling, the crowd is silent, and all eyes are fixed on the show ring. The judge takes one final look down the line and starts to make his move. The crowd starts to whisper, “Where is he going? Which one does he pick?”
In a blink of an eye, he is standing right front of you, shaking your hand and handing over the Champion banner. The crowd erupts with cheers! There is no better feeling than knowing your blood, sweat, and tears have paid off. It gives me goosebumps even writing about this now.
"There is something about being a livestock kid that prepares you for life in a way that no other activity can."
Ever since I was little, I always wanted to show livestock. My sister had the sheep before I did, but I learned quickly that if I was to raise my own there was a lot of work to put in. Early mornings before school, I was doing chores and late at night, I was walking lambs getting them ready for the show. There is something about being a livestock kid that prepares you for life in a way that no other activity can. Hard work, heart, sharpening your craft, and never settling.
My time here at MidAtlantic Farm Credit is no different. Each day, the staff at Farm Credit work tirelessly to help our members achieve their goals. We never settle, never give up, and always work to find better and more efficient ways of helping our borrowers. Just as my family helped me achieve my goals of getting the banner picture with my Champion Market Lamb, the Farm Credit family is here to partner with you to turn your dreams into reality.
Although the fair and showing experience will look a bit different this year, Farm Credit still supports agriculture education and livestock shows in any capacity. We wish all of the participants good luck this summer and will be cheering them on virtually!