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Employee Spotlight: Britainy Avellino

Location: Harrisonburg Processing Center Job Title: Loan Processor Tenure: 1 year ​List and describe any other clubs or organizations that you are actively involved in. I am a Zumba instructor at one...
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Employee Spotlights

Employee Spotlight: Cole Heizer

Location: Staunton Admin Office Job Title: Credit Manager Tenure: 15 years Briefly describe your involvement in FFA. I was heavily involved with both FFA and 4-H for many years, competing in numerous...
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What is a Cooperative?

What is a cooperative? Cooperatives are user- and producer-owned businesses owned and controlled by their members. It's a business model working on behalf of the members instead of outside investors...
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Employee Spotlights

Employee Spotlight: Anthony Watson

Location: Wytheville Branch Job Title: Loan Officer Tenure: 8 years Briefly describe your involvement in FFA. I was an active FFA member in high school. I competed in several Career Development Events...
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youth washing steer

Customer Feature Stories

Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

Camden Reedy & Jake King Leverage Youth Ag Loan for Profitable Projects

Farm Credit of the Virginias is a proud supporter of 4-H and FFA programs, as well as all youth who desire to learn more about agriculture. Did you know that Farm Credit provides active youth with a...
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Garry Shanholtz, Shanholtz Orchard

Customer Feature Stories

Farm Management Resources

Crop Insurance: Protecting the Shanholtz Legacy

It’s no secret that the business of agriculture comes with significant risk. In addition to changes in market cost, farmers also have to worry about the potential brutality of Mother Nature herself...
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Customer Feature Stories

Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

Young Farmer Luke Gingerich Gets His Start with FarmLaunch

Early each morning, you can find 20 year-old Luke Gingerich leaving his apartment, climbing into his truck and pulling out of the driveway with a Gingerich Construction trailer behind him. Luke is the...
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Agricultural Advocacy

Making Your Legislative Visit Count!

When your television screen is full of campaign ads this fall that means it is time to start thinking about more than just switching the channel! It is also time to start preparing for the upcoming...
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Farm Management Resources

Farm Credit EXPRESS Equipment Financing

What if you could get a Farm Credit loan or lease at the dealer for your farm equipment— without ever setting foot in a Farm Credit office? You can with Farm Credit EXPRESS! Better yet, you can buy...
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Ag & Culture Video Series

Customer Feature Stories

Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

CW's Corn Maze (Pocahontas County, WV)

CW’s Corn Maze is a family-friendly agritourism offering located off the Greenbrier River in Cass, WV. Visitors can journey through a 10-acre corn maze, ride the barrel train, roll in the culvert, pet...
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Employee Spotlights

Employee Spotlight: Scot Lilly

Location: Harrisonburg Branch Job Title: Farm Credit Express Program Manager Tenure: 30 years Briefly describe your involvement in FFA. I was an active member of the Lee-Davis FFA Chapter in...
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Farm Management Resources

Do I Need a Business Plan to Get a Loan?

In the Knowledge Center, we know how important business plans are to getting a loan for a farming operation or agribusiness. Because of its importance, we offer multiple courses on the process of...
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Farm Management Resources

Prepare Farm Vehicles for the Highway

If you are like me when you drive down the road alone you have a lot of thinking time, often making observations you might not make when you have someone to chat with. I laugh how our observations are...
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Financial Literacy

Tips on Managing Inflation

COVID, supply chain disruptions, murder hornets, Ukraine, monkeypox, and higher inflation rates - isn’t it interesting to manage your finances in 2022?! When you read the news, you’ll see a lot of...
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Employee Spotlights

Employee Spotlight: Brian Repass

Location: Wytheville Branch Job Title: Branch Manager Tenure: 16 years Were you involved in 4-H and/or FFA? I participated in livestock judging and showed cattle and sheep growing up. Describe your...
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