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Fowler Joins Farm Credit as Appraiser

Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) announced that Carol Fowler joined the Association as an appraiser earlier this year. With over 25 years of experience as a real estate appraiser and business owner, Fowler will be a valuable asset to the Association. 

Living most of her life in Wytheville, Virginia and currently calling it home, Fowler is no stranger to the community. She is a graduate of Radford University where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. And in 2000, she began taking classes in real estate appraising and earned a certified residential appraisal license. 

Fowler joins the Association after previously working for her family’s business, Ryan Appraisal & Insurance Service, Inc., for over 25 years as appraiser and co-owner. 

In her free time, Fowler enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She likes taking day trips with her husband, watching her kids participate in various activities as well as camping and hiking as much as possible. 

Regarding her new role, Fowler says, “As a new employee within the appraisal department I am bringing a fresh perspective to the challenges appraisers face in today’s market. My goal is to support the appraisal and credit departments in daily functions and I look forward to assisting Steven Porter in the development and growth of the appraisal department.”

Steven Porter, Principle Appraiser says, “Farm Credit could not be more grateful to have such a tenured appraiser join our team and I look forward to further supporting our customer-owners as well as those appraisers that work with us every day in support of our mission to serve rural and agricultural communities.”

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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