Farm Credit Welcomes Miller as Senior Loan Officer in Harrisonburg
Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV), a lending cooperative that serves Virginia, West Virginia and western Maryland, recently announced that Jason Miller joined the Harrisonburg branch as a senior loan officer.
Miller is a Shenandoah County, Va. native and he currently lives in Mount Jackson, Va. He grew up on his family’s small cow/calf operation, which also included hay and corn production. He enjoyed showing livestock at the local fair, which is how he started to gain an understanding of the financial side of agriculture, to ensure that he would be able to sell his animals to cover his input costs and make a profit. He was active in both 4-H and FFA, and he feels they were critical in helping him to prepare for a career by developing skills such as the ability to work effectively on a team and public speaking.
Miller is a 2004 graduate of Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Education. Miller joins FCV with years of experience in agricultural lending both within the Farm Credit System and with a community bank.
Miller values the cooperative structure of Farm Credit and is eager to help members with their financing needs. Regarding his new position, Miller shared, “Working directly with the ag community is an honor, and earning the trust of producers is very important to me. I look forward to working with customer-owners to understand their goals, and in turn, helping them accomplish those goals.”
Michelle Ruebush, Harrisonburg Branch Manager, said, “The Harrisonburg team is very excited to have Jason on our team. His industry knowledge and commitment to outreach in the communities we serve will be great assets to the Harrisonburg area customer-owners.”
Outside of work, Miller enjoys spending time with his family, including playing baseball with his son and helping to coach his little league team, as well as traveling around Virginia to watch his daughter play soccer.
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.