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Jay Salter, loan officer at Farm Credit Midsouth in Marion, recently completed training for Basic Appraisal Procedures (A102) in Austin, Texas. Held at the Farm Credit Bank of Texas April 28 – May 1, this four-day course guides lenders through the valuation process, building on basic principles and concepts previously learned. By successfully completing the course and corresponding exam, Salter has met the educational requirements for basic appraisal procedures in the majority of U.S. states.
Benji Marconi and Brandon Brewer of Farm Credit Midsouth were two of 32 agricultural lenders who attended the University of Missouri Agricultural Lending School held June 3-7 in Columbia. Marconi and Brewer are loan officers in the Marion and Corning branches, respectively.
Diversity is defined as, “the state or quality of being different or varied.” 2012 has shown our farmers just how important it is to be diverse. The ability to grow different crops has provided a number of options in planting, rotating, irrigating or marketing. The days of solely being a one-crop farmer are long gone. Our farmers’ abilities to be diverse in their production will continue to be a major factor in their long term viability.