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Senior Loan Processor Retires After 27-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 Susie Johnson, Senior Loan Processor for the agribusiness unit, will retire March 31, 2023 after 27 years with the Association.

Johnson served the Association in several capacities during her tenure, but for the last 17 years, she has served the agribusiness unit as a senior loan processor, based out of the Harrisonburg branch. She particularly enjoyed working with the larger and more complex accounts, where she had the opportunity to learn about corporate lending and the documentation requirements for complex loans.

While working for the Association, Johnson noted that one of her proudest moment came in 2020, when she was selected by her co-workers as one of three recipients of the inaugural President’s Circle Awards for Excellence. “While receiving the award was an honor in itself, having been recognized and nominated by my co-workers made it especially rewarding,” said Johnson. When asked what she would miss most about working at Farm Credit, she responded, “I am really going to miss seeing and working with my work family every day.”

Dustin Bowman, Regional Sales & Lending Manager for the agribusiness unit, shared, “Susie has been the backbone of our team for almost 17 years. Everyone who had the privilege to work with Susie will miss her knowledge, professionalism and customer-focus.”

Upon retirement, Johnson plans to spend more time gardening and canning, helping her husband around the farm, cross-stitching and reading. One special project she plans to tackle is making a quilt on her grandmother’s treadle sewing machine.

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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