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Farm Credit Welcomes Meade as Credit Analyst

In September, Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) brought Celia Meade on board to assume the role of Credit Analyst out of the Roanoke office. Her energy and enthusiasm will be a welcome addition to the team.

Meade grew up on her family’s beef cattle operation in Allegheny County, Virginia, where her parents still reside. While they no longer raise cows, they still have horses that Meade and her family enjoy riding in their spare time.  Meade now calls Botetourt County home, along with her two children, Tyler (14) and Reagan (11).

After graduating from Virginia Tech in 2001 with a degree in Finance, Meade went on to work at SunTrust Bank for several years before transitioning home to raise her children. Most recently, she was able to begin working with Botetourt County Public Schools as a Substitute Teacher and Part-Time Office Assistant, which she has done for the past seven years.

In her personal life, physical fitness is very important to Meade, and she is passionate about staying active. “I enjoy wakeboarding, boating, boot camp fitness training, biking, and competitive racing in local 5Ks and triathlons,” Meade notes.

Regarding her new position with the Association, it is clear that Meade values the supportive culture of Farm Credit. “I’m just so excited to be a part of this big, happy family,” she shares.

Cole Heizer, Credit Manager, said, “I am excited to have Celia join the FCV team. She has background in credit and lending and has certainly hit the ground running. I am looking forward to watching her develop her skills further and add value to our team and customer-owners.”

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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