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Slayton Joins Farm Credit as Special Assets Officer

Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) recently announced that Steve Slayton of Fishersville, Virginia, has joined the Staunton branch office as a Special Assets Officer. He brings with him many years of experience working in challenging markets, and will certainly be an asset to the team.

Originally hailing from the state of Illinois, Slayton attended Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, and has bachelors’ degrees in Finance and Economics. He served as a Loan Servicing Supervisor for the Illinois Agricultural Association (IAA) Credit Union in Bloomington, Illinois, for 13 years before making the transition to Virginia in 2014. He then served at DuPont Community Credit Union in Waynesboro, Virginia, for five years as a Solutions Manager.

Slayton is also involved with his community. He is a member of The American Legion and attends Bethany Lutheran Church in Waynesboro, Virginia. In his youth, Slayton enjoyed spending time at his grandparents farm In Missouri.

In regards to his newly accepted position with the association, he is excited to bring his many years of experience in collections and legal matters to FCV. It will allow him to work very effectively with our customer-owners and peers alike. “Having been a part of credit unions for almost 20 years has taught me the importance of taking care of the customer and helping them whenever I can,” Slayton said. He continued, “This is a great opportunity to learn new things, develop in my career and be a part of a great organization.”

In his spare time, Slayton enjoys playing golf and deer hunting. He also welcomes the challenge of taking on new and complex woodworking projects.

Slayton’s supervisor, Jill Richter, said, “We are excited to welcome Steve to Farm Credit. His background and established skills and abilities will be a valuable asset to our association, the special assets team, and working with our customer-owners.”

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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