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Chief Audit Officer Retires After 24-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 Dewey Brown, chief audit officer, will retire August 16, 2024 after 24 years with the Association.

Originally from the Danville area, Brown moved to the northern Virginia area following graduation from Virginia Tech in 1987. He moved to Warrenton in 1999, where he has lived for the last 25 years. Brown first worked for the Farm Credit Administration for 12 years, before joining FCV as chief audit officer in 2000. During his tenure, Brown has had the opportunity to be involved with all aspects of the organization and work with many people from different departments. 

Reflecting on his time at Farm Credit, Brown is proud of his behind-the-scenes work and daily tasks to make the organization successful. “I feel I brought a balanced and reasonable approach to audits and reviews,” shared Brown. When asked what he will miss most about Farm Credit, Brown said, “The people, especially the employees and directors. Farm Credit has some wonderful people. In many ways, Farm Credit is my extended family.” 

Melody Jones, FCV director and audit committee chair, shared, “We will miss Dewey, but we are thankful for his faithful service and meaningful contributions to the Association. We wish him all the best as he moves into his well-earned retirement.”

Brown is grateful to everyone who has been a part of his Farm Credit journey. He is looking forward to spending time with family and friends, riding horses and enjoying whatever comes his way in retirement. 

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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