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Farm Credit Loan Closer Promoted to Loan Officer in Ripley

Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) recently announced that previous Loan Closer, Jessica Buckbee, has taken on the role of Loan Officer in the Ripley, West Virginia branch.

Buckbee joined the Association in 2019, having previously spent nearly 20 combined years in the banking industry. She moved through the ranks in several different roles at United Bank, and then served as Branch Banker and Team Leader at BB&T prior to her role at Farm Credit. 

She will be focusing primarily on home loans including purchases, refinances and construction and will also take a small percentage of ag loans.

In regards to her new role, she says, “I have worked in several different areas of finance during my career but what I enjoy most is lending.  I look forward to working with the customers on their new home purchase, construction or saving them money on their existing home loan!”

F.J. Grady, Regional Sales and Lending Manager, says, “Jessica has been a natural fit for the Ripley team since she started in 2019, and we are so excited to see what she accomplishes in this new role.”  

About Farm Credit of the Virginias

Farm Credit of the Virginias provides over $1.9 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

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