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Understanding the Different Types of Business Organizations: An Overview

Disclaimer: The information in this blog post is for educational purposes only. This blog post is not intended as legal or tax advice and is not legal or tax advice. Readers should consult an attorney...
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Employee Spotlights

Employee Spotlight: David Loar

Job title: IT Risk Manager Location: Romney Branch Tenure: 27 years Where did you grow up? I am from Eckhart Mines, Maryland. Tell us about your hobbies. I like to travel and have been to 26 countries...
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Employee Spotlights

Employee Spotlight: Pete Cypret

Location: Verona Operations Center Job Title: Chief Risk Officer Tenure: 4 Years Were you involved in FFA? I served as both Vice President and President of my local FFA chapters and enjoyed competing...
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Employee Spotlights

Employee Spotlight: Steve Slayton

Job Title: Special Assets Officer Location: Verona Operations Center Tenure: 4 years Tell us about your family. My wife, Julie, is a real estate agent for a local company. My daughter, Shelby...
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Employee Spotlights

Employee Spotlight: Steve Szwec

Job Title: Information Systems Specialist Location: Verona Operations Center Tenure: 2 years Briefly describe your involvement in agriculture. When I was young, I moved to a small town in Georgia to...
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Employee Spotlights

Employee Spotlight: Steven Porter

Job Title: Principal Appraiser Location: Wytheville Branch Tenure: 10 years Are you involved in any clubs or organizations? I serve as a Board Member for the Carolina/VA's Chapter American Society...
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Financial Literacy

What is the Loan Application Process?

As a loan officer, one question that I help answer on a daily basis is, “I’m new to Farm Credit. What do I need to do to apply for a loan?” What seems like a fairly straightforward question can be...
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Home & Construction Financing

Five Things to Avoid Before Buying a New Home or Property

Oftentimes new and first-time homebuyers make the mistake of rushing out to buy things to fill their new home with as soon as the seller accepts their offer, however there are still major hurdles to...
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Home & Construction Financing

Construction Financing Glossary of Terms

Ready to start building your dream home? Acquiring construction financing and navigating a lengthy build can be a daunting, especially for first-time homebuilders. To ease the process, we compiled a...
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Home & Construction Financing

Pro Tips for Selecting the Best Contractor for Your Build

A key decision homebuilders must make in the planning stage of their build is selecting a general contractor. The contractor can make or break a new home build so it is important you select the best...
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Home & Construction Financing

Questions to Consider Before Applying for Construction Financing

Whether you've recently purchased property or you've got your sights set on a parcel of land, it is never too early to start thinking about building your dream home. Regardless of the timeline on your...
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Farm Management Resources

Protecting Your Land & Legacy with NRCS

Shelter is one of those words that instantly brings to mind a sense of comfort and safety. It can be a physical place or an action to provide protection from the storms of life.
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Employee Spotlights

Employee Spotlight: Paula Grimm

Job Title: Consumer Processor Location: Oakland Branch Tenure: 40 years Tell us about your pets. I have a Jack Russell Terrier named Rosie, and she rules the house. What is your favorite song or...
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Q&A with the Summer Interns

By: Madison Swope, Maddie Moore, Katie Miltenberger and Morgan Scofield Q: What individual and group projects have you worked on this summer while interning for farm credit of the virginias (FCV)? "I...
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Home & Construction Financing

Financial Literacy

Understanding Interest Rates & Terms: What's Your Risk Appetite?

Change is inevitable, but lately it feels like everything is in flux– especially interest rates. For the last several years, borrowers have benefited from historically low interest rates for both...
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