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Schabel Transitions to Bedford Loan Officer Position

Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) recently announced that long-time employee, Manuela “Manny” Schabel, would transition from her Special Assets Officer role to serve the Bedford branch as a Loan Officer.

Schabel joins the Bedford branch lending team with over 20 years of experience at FCV serving various roles. For the past 9 years, Schabel assumed the role of Special Assets Officer working with customer-owners facing adversity in stressed markets. Prior to that, she served the Culpeper branch as a Loan Officer. Schabel also previously served the association in operational roles dealing with loan processing and branch coordination.

Schabel’s diverse background within the association positions her to be an asset to the customer-owners in Bedford County. During her long tenure at FCV, she worked to support and encourage the success of a variety of customer-owners, from rural homebuyers to large-scale commercial ag operations.

Schabel looks forward to returning to the Loan Officer position in Bedford County, the area she’s called home for nearly a decade. Returning to the lending team affords her the opportunity to become more active in the Bedford community and form new relationships, a perk of the job she’s missed in other roles.

Regional Sales and Lending Manager, Joey Cornwell shared, “We are very excited to welcome Manny to our team here in Bedford.  She has been with Farm Credit of the Virginias for over 20 years and her previous experience within the association will be a tremendous benefit to help our member-owners succeed.  With Manny on board, we are confident that the Bedford office will continue to grow and provide our member-owners with outstanding service.”

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 or

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