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Farm Credit of the Virginias Surprises WV Customer with John Deere Gator

Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV), a financial cooperative serving Virginia, West Virginia, and western Maryland, announced in mid-December that Patricia Rodgers, a West Virginia customer-owner, had won a John Deere XUV 590E Gator through a surprise giveaway organized by the association.

The association cancelled their annual and highly-anticipated customer appreciation events due to the coronavirus pandemic. Though disappointed, the association sought new ventures to show appreciation for their valued customer-owners. Unbeknownst to their member-borrowers, all 11,000+ customers were entered into a surprise giveaway to win a John Deere XUV 590E Gator. 

Patricia Rodgers accepts her brand new John Deere XUV 590E Gator, alongside Farm Credit of the Virginias team members, FJ Grady (far left) and Trey Keyser.

By a third-party generated and randomized selection, Rodgers of Baker, West Virginia was drawn to receive this year’s equipment giveaway. The association partnered with James River Equipment, a Farm Credit EXPRESS dealer in Harrisonburg, VA, to provide a brand new 590E John Deere Gator to Rodgers, which was delivered in January. 

Brad Cornelius, FCV CEO, was very excited about the initiative and shared, “Without our customer-owners, we could not achieve our tradition and steadfast mission to be the lender of choice for agriculture and our rural communities, and that is worth appreciating!” Cornelius continued, “This is just one of the ways we hope to let our customers know we’re thankful for them.”

Anthony Rhodes, Regional Sales Manager for James River Equipment in Harrisonburg, VA, shared “James River Equipment values the relationship with Farm Credit Express and the important services they provide to our customers! It’s been a very good business partnership!”

About Farm Credit EXPRESS
Farm Credit EXPRESS is an equipment financing program, offering both loans and leases to the hard-working men and women in agriculture. Farm Credit EXPRESS is offered through your local Farm Credit/Ag Credit association. Farm Credit EXPRESS loans stay local and receive the same great service and annual patronage refund as branch customers. Financing is available for farm equipment, irrigation systems, equine and ag commodity trailers. The program offers competitive rates and terms. Find a dealer or learn how to become a Farm Credit Express dealer.

About Farm Credit of the Virginias 
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 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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