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Farm Credit Business Service Specialist Retires After 11-Year Tenure

Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV), a regional lending cooperative that serves Virginia, West Virginia and western Maryland, announced that Business Service Specialist, Sheila Horton, retired December 31, 2022 after 11 years with the association.

Horton has lived in Culpeper, Virginia for 33 years. Before joining Farm Credit of the Virginias, Horton worked for a local law firm where she was able to assist clients with real estate transactions and had the opportunity to interact with Farm Credit on occasion. She was happy to join the Farm Credit team in 2011 and see the other side of a real estate transaction. Horton enjoyed the learning process, but more importantly, valued building relationships with customer-owners. When asked what she will miss most about working at Farm Credit, Horton answered, “I truly am going to miss being here, and will especially miss my Farm Credit family.”

Becky Ramsey, Culpeper Branch Manager, shared, “Sheila has been an integral part of our team for 11 years and will be missed dearly by her co-workers and customer-owners. We are thankful for her dedication to Farm Credit and wish her all the best as she moves into retirement.”

Upon retirement, Horton looks forward to spending time with family and friends, as well as working around her house.

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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