Farm Credit Welcomes Owens as Loan Officer in Verona
Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV), a lending cooperative that serves Virginia, West Virginia and western Maryland, recently announced that Micah Owens joined the Verona branch as a loan officer.
Owens is an Augusta County, VA native and he currently lives in Staunton, VA. He grew up helping on his family’s small cow/calf operation which he manages today alongside his dad. Owens was an active FFA member throughout middle school and high school. He is a 2012 graduate of Virginia Tech where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness. Following his graduation from Virginia Tech, Owens worked on a rotational grazing dairy operation in New Zealand before entering the financial services industry with Farm Credit.
Owens brings years of experience in agricultural financing to his new role at the Verona branch. He served as a loan officer with AgCarolina Farm Credit in Raleigh, NC and Smithfield, NC for six years, before moving back home to the Shenandoah Valley. Regarding his new position, Owens shared, “I am excited to utilize my lending background and knowledge of the agricultural industry to help our members thrive and reach their goals.”
Sidney Rabon, Regional Sales and Lending Manager, said, “I am thrilled Micah has decided to join us here at FCV. His knowledge of the local community combined with his experience in agricultural lending at AgCarolina Farm Credit make him a perfect fit for our busy Verona branch. He has received a warm welcome from local customer-owners and FCV team members he has had the opportunity to meet in his first couple of weeks on the job.”
Outside of the office, Owens is active in his church and serves as the Vice President of the church council. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and three young sons on the family farm or exploring the great outdoors.
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.