Winter 2022

Northwest Farm Credit: Rural, Real Estate, Operating Loans; Farm Loans; Country Home Loans; Lot Loans; Equipment Financing; Young and Beginning Producers; Crop Insurance; Business Management Education; Property Appraisals

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stewardship giving 17 Northwest FCS Each year, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center provides health care services to more than 52,000 patients in Oregon's Washington and Yamhill counties at five primary care clinics and pharmacies, six dental clinics, a Women's Clinic and five school-based health centers. They also provide outreach to schools, community health fairs and to migrant and seasonal farmworkers where they live and work through their mobile clinic. Bringing care to the field The state-of-the-art mobile clinic was introduced in 2018, yet the critical need of this unit would not come to Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center | Oregon The pandemic brought undeniable hardship for many, with increased barriers to health care access during shutdowns. But with the help of partner organizations like Northwest FCS, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center in Oregon is knitting a safety net for low-income patients and bringing services to the field for migrant and seasonal farm workers. Going above and beyond for the community. fruition until 2020 when the pandemic began. The patients of the clinic, being essential workers, continued to work despite a lack of Personal Protection Equipment and other safety protocols. But with Northwest FCS support, Virginia Garcia was able to provide critical resources, services and care to them in the field. Last year, Virginia Garcia provided critical services, including COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, to more than 1,100 migrant and seasonal farmworkers. "Having the mobile clinic, supported by Northwest Farm Credit, has been a great help to spread the medical services, tests and COVID-19 vaccines that

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