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Farm Credit Welcomes Fink to Executive Assistant Role

Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) recently announced that Allison Henderson Fink has assumed the Executive Assistant role for the organization’s CEO, Peery Heldreth. Fink brings a diverse background in agriculture, computer science, and business administration to the FCV team.

Fink grew up in Darnestown, Maryland in Montgomery County, and is the daughter of Roy and Flora Henderson.  As a child, she spent summers at family farms in Nicholas and Harrison counties in West Virginia. 

Fink is a graduate of Hood College, Frederick, MD, where she received a BA in Math/Computer Science.

Fink moved to Augusta County in 1988 to work for Hershey Chocolate of Virginia as a computer programmer.  Allison also owned her own business, The Garden Gate, in addition to teaching First grade at Guardian Angel and Algebra at R.E. Lee High School in Staunton. Most recently, she worked as the Executive Administrator at DuPont Community Credit Union.

Currently, she resides just outside of Staunton, VA, in Augusta County with her husband Randy. They operate a small hobby farm, Fordell Farm, where they have enjoyed raising chickens, pigs, goats, alpacas, and llamas. They have three grown children, Brandon, Jessica, and Zachary, who live nearby.

Fink has been an active member of the Waynesboro Kiwanis Club for 12 years.  And she is a member and elder at Finley Memorial Presbyterian Church in Stuarts Draft.

In regards to her new role with FCV, Fink said, “I’m excited to share my knowledge and expertise in supporting CEOs, senior teams, and boards, and look forward to becoming a valued member of the Farm Credit team.”

“Allison is joining the team with a wealth of experience and knowledge that will surely be an asset in her new role. We’re excited to have her,” said Peery Heldreth, CEO of FCV.

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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