Farm Credit Welcomes Harris as Credit Analyst in Harrisonburg
Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV), a lending cooperative that serves Virginia, West Virginia and western Maryland, announced that Marty Harris assumed the role of Credit Analyst at the Harrisonburg branch.
Harris was born and raised in Orange County, VA and now resides in Edinburg, VA. He grew up pitching in on his family farm, which raised dairy replacements, Angus cattle and Boer goats. In high school, he was a member of the Orange County 4-H Dairy Club, eventually earning his Virginia 4-H All Star pin. Harris graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Systems Engineering. While at Virginia Tech, he was a member of the Dairy Club and a brother of the Beta Eta chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, serving as Noble Ruler during his junior year.
Prior to joining Farm Credit, Harris spent 6.5 years as a Project Engineer for a large poultry processing plant. Harris looks forward to bringing his analytical skills, agriculture background and problem-solving mindset (gleaned from his engineering experience) to the Farm Credit team.
“I am most excited for the opportunity to find creative solutions to help our borrowers meet their financial and operational goals so they can continue to feed our nation,” Harris shared regarding his new role at Farm Credit of the Virginias.
Jill Richter, Credit Manager, said, “We are excited to welcome Marty to our credit team. He brings a range of knowledge and experience, and will be a great resource and addition to Farm Credit of the Virginias.”
In his spare time, Harris enjoys reading, fishing and working in his garden. He and his wife, Jess, also like to go skiing in the winter and hiking in the warmer months. As a lifelong Hokie, Harris tries to watch as many Virginia Tech sporting events as he can, including a football game in Lane Stadium at least once a year.
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.