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Woodson Returns to Farm Credit Lending Team

Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) recently announced that Melvin Woodson of Boones Mill, Virginia, would be returning to the association and the Rocky Mount branch office. Woodson had previously worked for FCV for over 11 years, and has extensive industry knowledge.

A native of Mecklenburg County, Virginia, Woodson spent his youth helping his grandfather string together tobacco by hand on his Lunenburg County farm in the late summers and early fall.

Woodson graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a concentration in finance from Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia. He then went on to pursue his career in the mortgage industry, where he has remained for 14 years. After a brief tenure outside the organization, he now serves as a dual role loan officer with FCV, making loans for land and agricultural purposes as well as specializing in construction and residential home loans.

Woodson’s strong sense of community and youth mentorship is apparent in his high level of involvement. He is a former member of the Botetourt Rotary Club as well as the Roanoke Kiwanis Club, a community service organization that serves the needs of children, older adults and the environment. He also serves in the children’s ministry at his local church, and has been involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters in Lynchburg, Virginia.

These days, he spends his free time with his wife and his own 4 boys, coaching their various sports endeavors. He also enjoys hunting with his father, cooking (and eating!) a good meal, playing golf with his buddies, and reading a good book.

He is thrilled to help further the vision of Farm Credit to be rural America’s lender of choice. In regards to his new role with FCV, Woodson said, “I am excited to partner with our fantastic customer base here in Franklin County and beyond to provide practical and convenient loan solutions for current and future farmers, landowners and homeowners!”

Joey Cornwell, Regional Sales & Lending Manager, said, “We are very excited to have Melvin Woodson back with Farm Credit of the Virginias and our Team here in Rocky Mount.  It’s great to have someone with his expertise on our team and I know he is excited to be back in the Farm Credit System.  We are confident that the Rocky Mount 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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