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Farm Credit Welcomes Lending Trainee to Chatham

Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) announced Zoey (White) Mills has joined the organization as a Credit and Lending Trainee in the Chatham, Va., office.

Mills joins FCV with a background in customer service earned while an intern with agricultural cooperative Southern States, also in Chatham. She lives in Pittsylvania County, Va., and earned a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in both Agribusiness and Animal Science from Ferrum College.

“Zoey has broad education and work experience, so we’re confident she’ll relate well to our full- and part-time farmers and rural resident customers,” said Joey Cornwell, Regional Sales & Lending. “Over the next year, she’ll learn the entire loan process from application to closing, preparing her to provide our member-owners with excellent service and support for many years to come.”

Mills lives on a diverse family farm that produces tobacco, small grains, poultry and commercial cattle. She was active in FFA in high school, was Farm Bureau Collegiate Young Farmers President at Ferrum College in 2020-2021, and is a Farm Bureau Young Farmers Member in Pittsylvania County. 

“I’m looking forward to bringing my passion for agriculture to my work helping local farmers and homeowners community reach their goals,” said Mills. “I hope to make a positive, lasting impact in our community and make a difference in the lives of my coworkers and customers.” 

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

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