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Employee Spotlight: Kathrine Ditmore

Job Title: Relationship Manager (Agribusiness unit) Location: Harrisonburg Branch Tenure: 6 months Briefly describe your involvement in 4-H. I was involved in 4-H through high school. I participated...
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Employee Spotlights: Cristy Armell

Job Title: Sr. Credit Analyst Location: Verona Operations Center Tenure: 6 years Tell us about your family. I married my high school sweetheart and we now have two girls (Layla and Estella), three...
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Financial Literacy

Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

Filling Out a Balance Sheet

Filling out a balance sheet can be an intimidating task. It can be extremely overwhelming to see all the boxes and work through the entire document; however, filling out a balance sheet doesn’t have...
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Employee Spotlight: Garrett Tillman

Job Title: Operations Support Specialist Location: Roanoke Branch Tenure: 3 months Are you involved in any other clubs or organizations? I have been active with Habitat for Humanity during the last...
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Employee Spotlight: Jenna Sudol

Job Title: Marketing & Digital Media Specialist Location: Roanoke Branch Tenure: 5 years Briefly describe your involvement in 4-H. I was active with my local 4-H club in Hanover County, VA during...
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Self-Care & Wellness for Farmers

Mental Health in our Rural and Farming Communities

Mental health is a real issue for families across the United States, including families living in rural communities across the Northeast Region. Mental health issues bring unique challenges to...
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Employee Spotlights

Employee Spotlight: Jessica Thomas

Job Title: Operations Support Location: Verona Operations Center Tenure: 4.5 years Briefly describe your involvement in 4-H. I grew up actively involved in 4-H. I showed livestock at the county fair...
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Employee Spotlight: Kelly Irvine

Job Title: Project Management Coordinator Location: Bridgeport Branch Tenure: 6 months Briefly describe your involvement in 4-H. Growing up in a 4-H family, I became a member when I was 9 years old. I...
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Financial Literacy

Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

10 Grant Writing Tips for a Strong Application

There are tons of grant opportunities out there for non-profit organizations and small businesses, but many people view the grant application process as a daunting task. It doesn’t have to be! Here...
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Financial Literacy

Milk Pricing– The Great Unknown

Several years ago, I worked with my milk coop to forward contract some milk. I called the coop milk pricing, a forward contracting expert, to explain the numbers. The comment I got was, “It’s a long...
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Employee Spotlight: Katie Owens

Job Title: Business Service Specialist Location: Abingdon Branch Tenure: 1.5 years Tell us about your family. My husband and I have been married for five years, and we have two boys, Cash and Tatum...
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Employee Spotlights

Employee Spotlight: Lisa Phipps

Job Title: Sr. Business Service Specialist Location: Chatham Branch Tenure: 20 years Briefly describe your involvement in 4-H. I always enjoyed being part of the livestock show through 4-H. Briefly...
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Employee Spotlight: Steven Adams

Job Title: Business Service Specialist Location: Roanoke Branch Tenure: 3 years Briefly describe your involvement in 4-H. I participated in 4-H when I was growing up. It taught me a lot of valuable...
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Farm Management Resources

Crop Insurance Overview

Crop insurance is a tool farmers can use to mitigate risk. Farmers have noted crop insurance as their most important agriculture risk management tool. A licensed agent can provide additional...
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Employee Spotlights

Employee Spotlight: Rebecca Frantz

Job Title: Loan Officer Location: Oakland Branch Tenure: 7 years Briefly describe your involvement in 4-H. I was in 4-H throughout my childhood. I served in a variety of leadership roles while I was a...
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