Snuffer to Serve as Central Regional Sales and Lending Manager
Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) announced that previous regional sales and lending manager for the southwest region, Vinson Snuffer, has transitioned into the regional sales and lending manager position for the central region, which covers the Lexington, Verona and Harrisonburg offices.
Snuffer is originally from Surveyor, W.Va., where he grew up on his family’s farm, which raised purebred Angus cattle. He is a graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture. Snuffer and his wife and their three children currently raise a small herd of purebred Angus cattle.
Snuffer joined the FCV team as a loan officer in the Lewisburg branch in 2013. In 2016, Snuffer assumed the role of commercial ag loan officer for the Abingdon branch, then worked his way up to branch manager and finally regional sales and lending manager for the southwest region in 2019. He is excited to take on a new challenge in the Shenandoah Valley and assist the central region’s lending team in meeting FCV’s mission of being rural America’s lender of choice. “I look forward to working with our team to develop loan options that fit the unique needs of our customer-owners and cultivating relationships in our rural communities,” said Snuffer.
In regards to his new position, Snuffer is eager to collaborate with both FCV employees and its’ customer-owners, who share a common goal of advancing the agriculture industry and the prosperity of our rural communities. He shared, “The Farm Credit System has served rural America through good times and bad for more than 100 years. I enjoy working for a company that honors that tradition with a lending staff and leadership team who truly understand the needs of farmers and others living in rural communities. Working for a values-based, mission-driven company is something that is rare in today’s world and I feel very fortunate to be a part of the team here at Farm Credit of the Virginias.”
Chief Lending Officer, Michael Almond, shared, “Vinson is a driven leader who is able to help his team succeed and meet the needs of our valued borrowers. He has been a great team member here at FCV for the last decade, and we are so glad that he has accepted this opportunity to lead our central region. His extensive experience and ties to the agriculture industry will surely serve him well in leading our lending efforts in the greater Shenandoah Valley and serving the needs of our customer-owners.”
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.