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Farm Credit Welcomes Earhart as Credit Analyst

Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV), a lending cooperative that serves Virginia, West Virginia and western Maryland, announced that Kendall Earhart has joined the Association as a credit analyst based at the Verona Operations Center.

Earhart was born and raised in Augusta County, Va. She grew up on her family’s beef cattle farm in New Hope. She was an active FFA member in high school, serving as chapter president and federation president during her senior year. She attended Virginia Tech and received a bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness Management, with a minor in Agronomy. At Virginia Tech, she was a member of Block and Bridle, as well as the professional agricultural sorority, Sigma Alpha. As a community member, Earhart is a member of the Augusta County Young Farmers, where she serves on the planning committee, and she is a 4-H club leader.

Earhart brings prior experience in agricultural lending with a community bank, in addition to management experience at a local electric cooperative to her new role on the FCV team. Regarding her new position with FCV, Earhart shared, “I’m looking forward to using my agricultural and finance knowledge to provide sound credit decisions for borrowers. I am excited to be more directly involved in the ag industry in my professional life, and to have the opportunity to work with other people who are passionate about agriculture.” 

Jill Richter, credit manager, said, “Kendall brings an understanding and knowledge of the agriculture industry, in addition to past skills in the financial industry. We are glad she has joined the credit team here at FCV.”

Earhart and her husband now reside on their own farm in New Hope and have commercial beef cattle and sheep. In her spare time, Earhart enjoys gardening, canning, hand embroidering, crocheting and quilting. She also loves spending time on the farm with her husband and their two dogs.

About Farm Credit of the Virginias
Farm Credit of the Virginias provides over $2 billion dollars in financing to nearly 12,000 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. 

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