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Farm Credit Expands Lending Team

Farm Credit of the Virginia (FCV) recently announced that Staunton, Virginia resident Kathryn Wright has joined the Harrisonburg office as a loan officer trainee. Wright will report to Ryan White, assistant branch manager with the organization.

Wright previously worked for FCV as an intern in the lending group, before which she interned at a robotic dairy farm in Maryland. Most recently, she managed calf and heifer health and herd reproduction on her family’s dairy farm.

“Growing up in agriculture and gaining knowledge through my schooling and my internships have given me a strong passion for agriculture,” said Wright. “I’m excited about being part of this team and working with Farm Credit’s customers to help them achieve their goals.”

Wright is originally from Franklin County, Vermont, and earned a bachelor’s degree in Dairy Science from Virginia Tech. She was raised on a diversified family farm that included a Holstein and Brown Swiss dairy farm, a maple sugaring operation and a wedding venue. Active in 4H throughout her youth, she showed dairy cows on a national level, and was active in Sigma Alpha and Alpha Gamma Rho, the agricultural sorority and fraternity at Virginia Tech.

“Kathryn brings a lot of knowledge from both her life experience and her education,” said White. “We were delighted with her during her internship and are very pleased to add her to our team, where she’s brought a lot of energy and has already contributed value to us and our customers.”


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 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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