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Agribusiness Relationship Manager Retires After 33-Year Tenure at Farm Credit

Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV), a regional lending cooperative that serves Virginia, West Virginia and western Maryland, announced that Mark Haddix, Agribusiness Relationship Manager, will retire January 31, 2023 after 33 years with the association.

During his tenure, Haddix made major contributions to the association and agribusiness unit, including managing and growing the wood industry portfolio, which he assumed in 1995. Haddix built many relationships over the years in his role on the agribusiness team, specifically within the wood industry. He will miss those colleagues and interactions. Reflecting on his time at Farm Credit, Haddix shared three blessings, which he considers his keys to success, “I was blessed by the support of my wonderful spouse, many mentors who provided timely advice and a vast network of resources that I have drawn on extensively over the years.”

Dustin Bowman, Agribusiness Regional Sales & Lending Manager, shared, “Mark was much more than a highly regarded wood industry lender; he was an informed industry advocate whom customer-owners sought out as a trusted resource. His industry knowledge and leadership will be irreplaceable.”

Upon retirement, Haddix plans to remain active with local organizations, including serving as President of the Randolph County (WV) Economic Development Board of Directors and a member of the West Virginia Legislature's Forest Management Review Commission, among others.

About Farm Credit of the Virginias

Farm Credit of the Virginias provides over $2 billion dollars in financing to more than 12,000 farmers, agribusinesses and rural homeowners throughout Virginia, West Virginia and western Maryland. Farm Credit is a cooperative capitalized largely through investments made by farmers, ranchers and the rural homeowners and businesses that borrow from them.  In fact, as part of a nationwide network they are the largest single provider of agricultural credit in the United States and have been for over 100 years.  Farm Credit helps maintain and improve the quality of life in rural America and on the farm through its constant commitment to competitive lending, expert financial services and for facilitating and sharing knowledge and resources through the Farm Credit Knowledge Center.

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