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The Farm Credit Difference

The Farm Credit Difference

If you’ve been a member of the Northeast Arkansas ag community for a while, you may be familiar with Farm Credit Midsouth and what we do. But we thought it might be a good idea to put pen to paper for those who may be new to the area, farmers starting out, or those who reside in rural communities who may unknowingly be eligible for our products and services.

6.7 Million Reasons It’s Good To Be A Member!

6.7 Million Reasons It’s Good To Be A Member!

Being a member of Farm Credit Midsouth has its advantages. In addition to access to competitive lending rates, qualifying members receive a Patronage Payout of the profits! Yes, it’s true. This February our members will receive $6,699,420.52 cash back to spend however they choose.

Election Results

Election Results

During the 2021 Farm Credit Midsouth Annual Stockholders’ Meeting held February 24, 2021 at the Arkansas State University FNB Arena, Dane Coomer for Clay County, Mike Sullivan for Mississippi County and Bryan Pribble for Cross County were each elected to four-year terms.

Justin Ladd Promoted to Senior Loan Officer, Jonesboro Branch

Justin Ladd Promoted to Senior Loan Officer, Jonesboro Branch

Farm Credit Midsouth Vice President, Jonesboro Branch Manager Eric Branscum is pleased to announce the promotion of Justin Ladd to Senior Loan Officer at the branch.

Robin Chandler Promoted to Customer Credit Representative

Robin Chandler Promoted to Customer Credit Representative

Farm Credit Midsouth Vice President and Osceola Branch Manager Nathan Sanders is pleased to announce the promotion of Robin Chandler to Customer Credit Representative in the Osceola branch.

Let’s Talk Home Buying

Let’s Talk Home Buying

From house hunting to financing, navigating the road to homeownership can be overwhelming. But across the region, a strong housing market makes it a great time to consider taking the plunge. Whether it’s time for your first home or your dream home, Farm Credit Midsouth Ag Consumer Lender Mandy Beasley has some tips on making the process a little less daunting.

Marcia McVay Hired as Controller at Farm Credit Midsouth

Marcia McVay Hired as Controller at Farm Credit Midsouth

Farm Credit Midsouth Executive Vice President and Chief Finance Officer Diane Steiling is pleased to announce the addition of Marcia McVay as Controller.

Why Not Lower My Rate Rather Than Pay a Patronage?

Why Not Lower My Rate Rather Than Pay a Patronage?

This is a question we hear all the time. As a cooperative, we operate differently than other businesses. We charge a competitive market rate, pay all of our expenses, keep what we need for capital, and then return the rest to our Members. It just so happens, as a cooperative, our members are our customers.

Shari Wilson Retires

Shari Wilson Retires

In February, Farm Credit Midsouth Executive Vice President, Executive Finance Advisor Shari Wilson celebrated 30 years of service to Farm Credit. We recently chatted with her about her experiences as she approaches retirement this spring.

Crops, Cattle and Collaboration

Crops, Cattle and Collaboration

Jason McGee is the first to admit that he sees things a little differently than many of his counterparts in Arkansas agriculture. And he appreciates that his lending team at Farm Credit Midsouth is accepting — even encouraging — of that.

Arkansas Farm Credit Associations Joins Rice Stewardship Partnership

Arkansas Farm Credit Associations Joins Rice Stewardship Partnership

The USA Rice-Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership has gained a new sponsor, the Farm Credit Associations of Arkansas, the first agricultural lending entity to invest in the Partnership.

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture Hosts Local Conversations  to Promote Local Procurement

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture Hosts Local Conversations to Promote Local Procurement

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is hosting a Local Conversations event on Friday, March 12, to help connect Arkansas farmers, producers, and farmers market managers.

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