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Butterworth Joins Farm Credit's Roanoke Branch

Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) recently welcomed Karen Butterworth to the Roanoke, Virginia branch as a Loan Processor Trainee. Butterworth brings significant experience in banking. 

Butterworth is currently a resident of Roanoke, Virginia, although she is originally from Trinity, North Carolina, where she graduated from Trinity High School. She was previously employed with Bank of America for 16 years serving in various job functions, including Mortgage Processing and Assistant Branch Manager. Prior to accepting her role with Farm Credit, Butterworth served her family as a stay at home mother to raise her children. 

In regards to her position, Butterworth said, “As a new employee with Farm Credit I’m excited about incorporating new ideas to make our processing area run more efficiently. I’m also looking forward to learning more about the agriculture world as it pertains to lending.” 

In her spare time, Butterworth enjoys spending time fishing and kayaking with her family, as well as relaxing at the beach and contributing to the community. In fact, she has been a volunteer with Meals on Wheels for 10 years!

Vanessa Brown, Loan Operations Supervisor, said, “We are so glad to have Karen join us in Roanoke, bringing years of experience, knowledge and willingness to learn and improve our team. I am looking forward to her growth with Farm Credit.”

About Farm Credit of the Virginias 

Farm Credit of the Virginias provides over $1.8 billion dollars in financing to more than 11,000 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. For more information, visit or

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