News & Blog Posts
2021 Farm Credit Midsouth Scholarship Winners Announced
The Farm Credit Midsouth Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 14 students chosen to receive this year’s $1000 scholarship awards from the Association.
In Step With Eric Branscum
Eric Branscum may have grown up working on his family’s farm, but as long as he can remember he has wanted to pursue a career in banking. Enter the opportunity to combine the best of both worlds at Farm Credit Midsouth, and you have what he pretty much describes as his “dream job.”
The Political Outlook for Rural Communities and Agriculture
With a new Congress and Administration up and running, 2021 brings many opportunities for America’s farmers and ranchers and the rural communities where they live.
The FCM Youth Loan Program - Starting Early
Did you know? Our loan experts have years of experience specializing in solutions for farmers of all ages. Simply being active in 4-H and/or FFA automatically gives you access to Farm Credit agriculture lending experts, a great interest rate and the financing to pursue your own agricultural project.
Employee Spotlight: Michael Clayman
This issue, we’re introducing you to Farm Credit Midsouth Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer Michael Clayman. Like a number of Farm Credit Midsouth’s most senior employees, he has been with Farm Credit for more than two decades, though his journey has taken him through several Associations.
The Situation Feels Very Familiar
Hard to believe, but we find ourselves in a situation very similar to where we were last year at this time. The pandemic, government policy, and the weather are all once again on our minds. Thankfully though, we have much better prices across the board for the crops we grow in our Association’s territory as we prepare for the 2021 growing season.
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!
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.
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
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
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
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.