Farm Credit Welcomes Harwin to Roanoke Lending Team
Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) recently announced Scott Harwin has joined the Roanoke, Virginia branch office as a loan officer. Harwin’s experience in agriculture and ag lending will be a valuable resource for Farm Credit.
Now a resident of Roanoke, Va, Harwin isn’t far from his hometown; he grew up on his family’s small beef operation in southern Botetourt County. For the last two years, Harwin served as a Loan Officer for the USDA Farm Service Agency. Additionally, he has been serving as the Market Manager of the Botetourt Farmer’s Market in Daleville, Va since 2019.
Harwin received his Associate’s degree in Business Administration in 2016 from New River Community College. In 2018, he graduated from Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics.
Throughout high school, Harwin was involved with Lord Botetourt’s FFA chapter participating in multiple competitions including Dairy Judging, Parliamentary Procedure, and Farm Business Management. He also participated in Collegiate Young Farmers while in college and is currently an active member of the Botetourt/Alleghany Young Farmers. .
Sidney Rabon, Regional Sales & Lending Manager says, “Scott’s experience with agriculture and familiarity with our region makes him a wonderful asset for Farm Credit’s current and future customers. His involvement with the Botetourt Farmer’s Market keeps him in touch with local growers and what’s happening in their respective fields.”
In his spare time, Harwin is an avid sports fan and tries to attend as many home Virginia Tech football and basketball games as he is able. He also enjoys attending games of the Salem Red Sox and Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs, as well as watching Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Football Team games.
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 www.FarmCreditofVirginias.com.