News & Blog Posts
This issue, we’re introducing you to Farm Credit Midsouth Senior Vice President of Branch Operations, Chief Services Officer Mike Williams. Like a number of Farm Credit Midsouth’s most senior employees, he has had the privilege of spending almost his entire career with one organization, a rarity in today’s banking world.
The first phase of a high-tech agricultural research project is nearing completion, with an Arkansas State University (ASU) faculty member leading the charge. Dr. John W. Nowlin, Assistant Professor of Geospatial Technologies in the College of Agriculture, is directing the project, titled “Swords to Plowshares: Agro-Applications Exploration & Development” (SPAED).
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a loan designed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. SBA will forgive loans if all employee retention criteria are met, and the funds have been used for eligible expenses.
2020 has been a challenging year for all of us. The COVID-19 virus has challenged our way of life, devastated many small businesses and taken many of our loved ones. Our farmers not only faced COVID-19 issues but persisted through a wet spring, low prices, and four hurricanes.
Little Rock, AR – The Arkansas Department of Agriculture and Farmer Veteran Coalition – Arkansas Chapter hosted the Veterans Day Celebration, Wednesday, November 11, at Windy Hill Farms in Searcy. The event offered an opportunity for Farmer Veteran Coalition – Arkansas Chapter and Arkansas Grown Homegrown By Heroes members, other farmerveterans, and program partners to network and share information.
Farm Credit Midsouth Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer Ralph Stewart is pleased to announce the promotion of Tayler Balentine to Specialized Loan Processor. She becomes a part of the Central Office staff, but will maintain her office at the Wynne branch where she has been a Customer Service Specialist for almost two years.
The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Forestry Division has selected 15 playgrounds to participate in the Shade Trees on Playgrounds program (S.T.O.P.).