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Owens Joins Farm Credit as Business Service Specialist in Abingdon

Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV), a lending cooperative that serves Virginia, West Virginia and western Maryland, announced Katie Owens joined the association full-time as a Business Service Specialist at the Abingdon branch.

Owens grew up in Bristol, Virginia, where she currently resides. She attended Virginia Highlands Community College for two years, and then transferred to East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Owens graduated in May of 2017 from ETSU with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Prior to working at Farm Credit, Owens was a Senior Consumer Loan Specialist.

Owens is eager to dive into her new role and shared, “I am looking forward to working closely with people in our rural community and joining the Farm Credit family.”

Chris Frazier, Abingdon Branch Manager, said “Katie is an asset to our Abingdon team. Her education and previous experience has led to an immediate impact in our office. Katie is a fast learner and willing to learn. We are excited to have her on our team!”

Owens enjoys spending her spare time with her husband and two children.

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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