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Farm Credit Welcomes Buckbee as Loan Closer

Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) recently announced that Jessica Buckbee of Ripley, West Virginia, has joined the team as a Loan Closer. Buckbee will be working out of the Ripley office and report to Terri Painter, Loan Operations Supervisor.

Buckbee may be new to Farm Credit, but she is no newcomer to the industry. She previously worked for United Bank for 10 years as a Title Clerk, Retail & Commercial Loan Assistant, Customer Service Representative, and Loan Tech Support Specialist. She then went on to work for BB&T for another nine years as a Branch Banker and Branch Banker Team Leader.

In her youth, she was active in FFA and the Ripley Viking Band. Buckbee also served as Secretary for the Ravenswood Development Authority from 2017 to 2018.

In regards to her new role, she says, “I am excited to bring my twenty years of banking experience to Farm Credit.  I hope to be a positive influence and a great help to the team.”

Buckbee has been happily married to her husband, Mike, for 15 years. Together they have a 14-year-old son, Tryton, and a 9-year-old daughter, Taylor.

Painter commented in reference to her new hire, “We are very excited to have Jessica on our team and add her to our family here at the Secondary Mortgage Market Department.  She will do great things.”

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 or

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