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Farm Credit Regional Sales & Lending Manager Retires After 30-Year Tenure

Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV), a regional lending cooperative that serves Virginia, West Virginia and western Maryland, announced that FJ Grady, Regional Sales & Lending Manager, will retire at the end of the year after 30 years with the association.

Grady is originally from Romney, WV and currently resides in Keyser, WV. He grew up walking by the Farm Credit branch in Romney. Little did he know that he would spend the majority of his career in that building.

Grady has been a major contributor to the association during his long tenure, from managing both the Oakland and Romney branches and working to increase their loan volumes significantly, to serving in a leadership role as a Regional Sales and Lending Manager for more than six years. Grady shared his favorite aspect of working for Farm Credit, “It’s the people that I work with and the members that we serve. No one is more valuable to America than the American farmer and we get to serve them every day.” Grady has enjoyed his time with Farm Credit and he will miss the employees of the Northwest region and fellow Regional Sales and Lending Managers, with whom he has worked closely.

Michael Almond, Chief Lending Officer, shared, “FJ retires with three decades of distinguished and devoted service to Farm Credit. He has been steadfast in his contribution to our mission with his energy, knowledge, determination and leadership. He will be missed by all of us here at Farm Credit but also by our many member-borrowers he has served so well throughout his career. FJ leaves a great legacy and foundation for us to continue and I wish FJ all the best on his well-earned retirement.”

Upon retirement, Grady plans to camp more often at various campgrounds throughout the eastern U.S. and he hopes to have the opportunity to restore another old car or truck, a long-time passion project of his.

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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