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Farm Credit of the Virginias Names New CEO - Read more
December 05, 2019
Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) recently announced that Tom Knight of Lewisburg, West Virginia, has joined the Lewisburg branch office as a Loan Officer. Knight brings with him a wealth of experience in both financial institutions and the agricultural industry.
Knight is a graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in Mathematics, and then went on to graduate from Ohio Bankers/WV Bankers Association School of Commercial Lending. He is a Certified Mortgage Originator and has Retail Academy Banking Certificates.
For over 17 years of his career, Knight was an officer for BB&T, serving as both a Multi-Branch Cluster Market Leader and a Mortgage Originator. He also served as an Ag-Lender for the Bank of White Sulphur Springs for four years. Knight is looking forward to continuing his career with FCV, “After reviewing the mission statement, I decided with my background in the agriculture industry, it would be a great fit.”
Growing up on his family’s beef cattle farm and producing cow/calf pairs and stocker cattle has primed Knight for a career in the agricultural industry. He is excited to come back to his heritage and put his banking experience to good use assisting the farming and rural housing community within the FCV footprint.
Knight is also an active member of the community, being a member of the Lewisburg United Methodist Church, an Advisory Board Member of the Greenbrier County Youth Camp, a member of the Greenbrier County Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Lewisburg Elks Lodge 1798 and Lewisburg Elks Club. In addition, he is a former member of the Central Willing Workers 4H club.
In regards to his newly accepted position with the association, he said, “I am excited to be able to promote Farm Credits products and services in the community, and assist the local Farmers with their financial needs so they might achieve economic success. I also want to provide a source of funding for rural housing in the communities upon which we serve.”
In his spare time, he enjoys the company of his family and spending time outdoors. While he loves any sports related activity, he especially enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing, and camping.
Regional Sales and Lending Manager, Sidney Rabon, said, “Tom has a wonderful reputation among his peers in the financial community in Lewisburg market. His experience in real estate lending is going to be tremendous asset for borrowers as he guides them through the borrowing process.”
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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