December 13, 2019
Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) welcomed Heather Lutman to the team as a Loan Officer this past September. Lutman has brought with her a strong background in both economics and agriculture, and is proving to be a valuable asset to the Association.
Growing up she spent much of her time riding horses on her family’s small horse farm just south of Leesburg, Virginia. In high school, she was an active FFA member. Lutman attended Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics and Texas A&M with a Master’s of Agribusiness.
Upon graduation, Lutman worked as a Commodity Analyst for the Economic Research Service with USDA. Prior to joining the Farm Credit lending team, she worked as a Loan Officer for the Farm Service Agency in Frederick Maryland and at its national office located in Washington D.C for the past 8 years.
Regarding her new role, Lutman says, “I am excited to be back in my hometown and to continue my career in agriculture and help to support and grow the changing environment that makes up agriculture in Loudoun and the surrounding area.”
Lutman currently resides in Lovettsville, Virginia, with her husband and two children, where her family operates a large hay and grain operation. Her Ag background and involvement on the family farm have been a great resource when it comes to Ag lending.
Marilyn Adams, Leesburg Branch Manager and Lutman’s supervisor said, “We are very fortunate to have Heather join our Leesburg Farm Credit team. Her knowledge of the community and our client base will help her to serve our customers. She has a great attitude, and we look forward to great things!”
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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