July 16, 2019
In July, Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) welcomed back 2018 summer intern, Clayton Terry, to assume a full-time Generalist position. Terry will be working out of the Staunton office.
Terry grew up in Chesapeake, Virginia. He spent summers at Stephens Dairy Farm in Wytheville, VA. The farm milks 100+ Holstein cows and maintains a cow-calf operation. The Stephens’ acted as a mentor for Terry and fueled his appreciation and passion for agriculture.
His interest in pursuing agriculture as a career was cemented last summer following his FCV internship out of the Wytheville office. During his internship, he had the opportunity to tour the FCV footprint, and beyond, learning the ins and outs of the association, FCV’s role in its’ customer-owners’ success, and the pillars of the overarching Farm Credit System.
Terry completed his Bachelor of Science in Dairy Science at Virginia Tech this past May. While at Virginia Tech, Terry was an active member of the Dairy Club which he was involved in all four years he attended the university.
In regards to what he looks forward to bringing to the FCV team, Terry shared, “I am excited to bring my upbeat attitude, working knowledge of the industry, and communication skills to the FCV credit team. These skillsets will allow me to serve as an asset to FCV and our customers. Although I wasn’t born into agriculture, it has been a dream of mine for some time to work with farmers to help them in their endeavors to feed the world.”
Following graduation, Terry and his roommate drove cross-country touring the United States. They spent 24 days traveling through 20 states and over 7,400 miles. Terry said, “It was certainly a bucket list item for me and an exciting adventure. Currently, I’m looking forward to my next adventure; beginning my career at FCV.”
FCV Underwriting Manager, Cole Heizer, said, “I am very pleased to have Clayton return to the FCV team full-time where he will continue to grow his knowledge of credit and lending, as well as the overall FCV mission. He has certainly hit the ground running and I am looking forward to watching him develop and add value to our team and 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 www.FarmCreditKnowledgeCenter.com or www.FarmCreditofVirginias.com.
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