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Lending Director Retires After 37-Year Tenure at Farm Credit

Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV), a regional lending cooperative that serves Virginia, West Virginia and western Maryland, announced that Lending Director, Teresa Harris, will retire April 30, 2023 after more than 37 years with the Association.

Harris has been a key asset for Farm Credit, working her way from loan officer, to branch and area manager, to regional sales and lending manager and finally, to lending director, a position she has held for the last seven years. Farm Credit’s mission of serving agriculture and rural communities has been near and dear to Harris’s heart. She enjoyed working closely with customer-owners to help them reach their goals. When asked what she’ll miss most about Farm Credit, Harris shared, “I’ll miss my co-workers. They are passionate about our mission, caring and truly dedicated to our customers.”

Michael Almond, Chief Lending Officer, shared, “Teresa Harris has been steadfast in her service to Farm Credit during her tenure of almost four decades. Her leadership and dedication has impacted many individuals at Farm Credit and in the agricultural communities we serve. Teresa’s devotion to our purpose of serving agriculture was apparent to anyone who had the pleasure of working with her. Teresa’s wealth of knowledge, experience, passion and professionalism will be missed, although her contributions to our cooperative and legacy are lasting. I appreciate Teresa’s service to Farm Credit and wish her the utmost happiness in her well-earned retirement. Thank you, Teresa.”

Upon retirement, Harris is looking forward to spending time with her family, traveling the country with her husband and enjoying 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.

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