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Farm Credit Welcomes Cookman as Marketing Assistant in Romney

Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV), a lending cooperative serving Virginia, West Virginia and western Maryland, announced that Ondrea Cookman joined the association as Marketing Assistant at the Romney branch.

Cookman is originally from Granville, Ohio. She grew up working on an orchard owned by family friends. Cookman has a bachelor’s degree in Design Studies with a minor in Business Administration that she received from the West Virginia University.

During college, Cookman completed multiple internships in which she grew her skills in graphic design, marketing and interior design. After college, she moved to Romney, West Virginia. Prior to working at Farm Credit, Cookman had a job at the local Elementary School in Hampshire County, West Virginia, where she served as a traveling art teacher for Pre-K through fifth grade students.

Cookman is eager to dive into her new role. She said, “I am excited to meet everyone at Farm Credit and work with a great marketing team.”

Laura Staley, Director of Marketing said, “We are delighted to have Ondrea join the Farm Credit family. Her previous experience in graphic design along with her enthusiasm and fresh perspective will bring great value to our team and the customer-owners that we serve.” 

In her spare time, Cookman enjoys being outside with her husband and dog. She loves looking at house plans and the latest interior design trends. She enjoys filling her home with unique pieces discovered at antique stores and flea markets. Cookman and her husband plan to make a homestead of their own one day on their land.

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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