In Step With Robin Bowers
In Step With
Customer Credit Representative
Robin Bowers did not grow up in a farm family, but she has always appreciated the ag lifestyle and the solid work ethic that goes along with it. That appreciation has only grown over the 15 years she has called Farm Credit Midsouth her professional home.
Robin applied for an open position with the Farm Credit Jonesboro branch on a whim and that gamble has paid off. On June 1, she will celebrate a decade-and-a-half of employment with the Association. As a customer credit representative, Robin is on the ‘front line,’ so to speak. She is the first point of contact for our Members, which truly suits her to a tee.
There is a track record of similar longevity among many of Robin’s colleagues at Farm Credit. When asked for her thoughts on that, she pointed to the family atmosphere cultivated across the Association, and particularly within the Jonesboro branch.
“They make it easy to work here,” she noted.
She also has high praise for the Farm Credit Midsouth Members she has the pleasure of working with on a daily basis. She describes them with words like “genuine,” “hard-working,” and “honest,” and counts many among her friends. While much has changed over Robin’s tenure at Farm Credit, the attributes of her customers have remained a constant.
One thing that has definitely evolved? Technology. As in all facets of our lives, technology has changed the way Farm Credit Midsouth does business. While Robin still enjoys regular in-person interaction with her customers, much more can be completed electronically, which is helpful to farmers, especially during the busiest times of the year. And technology also enabled the Farm Credit Midsouth team to transition to working remotely during the challenges faced in 2020. According to Robin, that was a blessing to both the employees and the Members they serve.
Robin is the mother of three, two sons, John and Clint, and a daughter, Brooke; and the proud grandmother of two granddaughters, Zoey (9) and Zaleigh Grace (2). In her spare time when she finds it, she enjoys thrifting and browsing a good flea market and calls herself an amateur photographer with an affinity for grain bins. You may have caught some of her work featured in FCM social media, in fact!
A native of Trumann, Robin graduated from Nettleton High School. She continued her education, earning an associate’s degree at Arkansas State University. Robin attends Christian Valley Christian Church in Jonesboro.