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Senior Auditor Retires After 26-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 Pam Shanholtz, a senior auditor based in the Romney branch, will retire October 31, 2023 after 26 years with the Association.

Shanholtz is a Hampshire County native and has called Romney, W. Va. home for nearly 40 years. She grew up on a cattle farm, so agriculture was a passion of hers from an early age. Shanholtz began working for Farm Credit in 1997 and she has appreciated the opportunities for advancement and new challenges throughout her tenure. She has held a variety of different positions, from administrative assistant to loan processor to regional operations coordinator to auditor. Shanholtz enjoyed traveling throughout the footprint and working with employees at all offices, and she cherishes the respect and kindness shown to her at each location. Reflecting on what she will miss most from her time at Farm Credit, Shanholtz shared, “I will miss all of the friendships that I have made during my career. It will feel like walking away from family. Though I am ready to retire, leaving on my last day will be very hard.”

Audit Manager, Adam McKenery, shared, “Pam has been an integral part of FCV and our internal audit team for many years. Her contributions will always be valued and remembered. Her hard work, commitment and dedication are admired and will be greatly missed. I want to thank Pam for all she has done and I wish her best in her retirement.”

Upon retirement, Shanholtz looks forward to spending more time with her family and taking many girls’ trips. She also plans to spend free time reading and completing jigsaw puzzles, though she enjoys staying active so she plans to increase her daily step goal from 10,000 to 20,000! 

About Farm Credit of the Virginias

Farm Credit of the Virginias provides over $2 billion in financing to nearly 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. For more information, visit

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