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September 23, 2019
Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) recently announced that Rockingham County native, Jessica Thomas, has joined the Harrisonburg processing team as a Loan Assistant. Thomas joins FCV with enthusiasm and a strong agricultural background.
Thomas grew up and currently resides in Elkton, Virginia. She has maintained an active role in the Rockingham County agricultural community since her youth. She grew up showing lambs, goats, steers, replacement heifers and hogs at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds. She was involved in both 4-H and FFA. In high school, she traveled up and down the east coast competing with her FFA chapter. She also competed on a host of judging teams, although really excelled in poultry judging, where she demonstrated her skill at the local, state, and national levels.
Thomas graduated from East Rockingham High School. She went on to obtain her Radiology Certification from Lord Fairfax Community College in addition to studying Dental Assisting at the Massanutten Technical Center.
Following high school, Thomas maintained her pulse on the Rockingham County agricultural community by volunteering for 4-H and FFA events as an alumni. Prior to joining the FCV team, Thomas served as a Dental Assistant for 3 and a half years, but ultimately decided to return to her roots serving the agriculture industry in the Loan Assistant role.
Thomas shared,” I am excited to bring my love and enthusiasm for agriculture to my new position and the FCV processing team. This opportunity allows me to broaden my career experience by serving an industry I’m passionate about. I’m ecstatic to be part of such a great company!”
Loan Operations Supervisor, Katrina Davis, said, “I am pleased to have Jess join our Processing Team. She brings a wealth of agricultural knowledge with her and is passionate about being part of an organization that supports the farming community. She will be a strong asset.”
Thomas enjoys spending her free time in the woods or near a body of water. She is an avid kayaker, hunter, and fisherman.
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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