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Farm Credit Welcomes Swope as Lending Intern

Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV), a lending cooperative that serves Virginia, West Virginia and western Maryland, announced that Madison Swope has joined the Association as a lending intern in the Harrisonburg branch.

A Dayton, Va. native, Swope earned her associate degree from Blue Ridge Community College before transferring to Mary Baldwin University, where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business. Swope grew up on her family’s beef cattle operation, which also produces a variety of crops. She was an active member of her local 4-H and FFA chapters throughout high school.

Swope has four years of experience working at the Staunton Union Stockyards, where she assists with weighing and clerking cattle, billing and customer needs.  

Swope is excited to leverage her agricultural background and knowledge of the community during her time with Farm Credit this summer. She shared, “I am looking forward to sharing my passion for agriculture and learning more about agricultural financing throughout this internship.”

Sidney Rabon, Regional Sales and Lending Manager, said, “We are excited to have Madison on the Harrisonburg team this summer. She brings a strong agricultural background and a positive attitude to her job responsibilities here at Farm Credit. We hope Madison leaves here with new knowledge from a rewarding internship.”

In her spare time, Swope enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. She also mentors youth livestock exhibitors and rides horses.

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.

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