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Russell joins Farm Credit as Loan Officer

Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) announced Jeff Russell assumed a Loan Officer position at the Harrisonburg branch.

Russell is originally from Granville, Ohio where he worked for Farm Credit Mid-America. He then moved to Vermont where he worked for Yankee Farm Credit as a Loan Officer, totaling 15 years between the two associations. He is no stranger to the Farm Credit system and is looking forward to serving the lending needs of the Rockingham County community.

A graduate of Rio Grande in southern Ohio, Russell majored in Accounting and Business Management. He has been an active member with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Watershed Mentoring and is a big fan of US Soccer.

Russell says he is most excited about bringing what he has learned from other Farm Credit associations to FCV as well as the ability to adapt to the local farming needs. He is also looking forward to working with the people of Rockingham County and dealing with a lot less snow!

Sidney Rabon, Regional Lending Manager says, “Jeff’s exposure to farming operations in other states gives him a perspective that many Loan Officers never have an opportunity to develop. In his short time in Virginia, he has already met many of our borrowers at their farms. In addition to taking care of our borrower’s needs, Jeff is also using his experience to serve as an advisor to the farm operations.”

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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