News & Blog Posts
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?
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
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
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
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 is hosting a Local Conversations event on Friday, March 12, to help connect Arkansas farmers, producers, and farmers market managers.
Farm Credit Midsouth to Return $6.7 Million in Patronage
Farm Credit Midsouth is pleased to announce its board of directors has unanimously approved this year’s all-cash patronage distribution totaling $6.7 million for eligible members. Distribution will begin at the Association’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, February 24.
Arkansas Century Farm Program Honors 30 Farms from 23 Counties
LITTLE ROCK, AR – Governor Asa Hutchinson joined Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward and the Arkansas Department of Agriculture in inducting 30 additional Arkansas farms into the Arkansas Century Farm Program.
Congratulations 2020 Fall Photo Contest Winners!
The winners of our Fall Photo Contest have been announced. These winning photos may be featured in: Across The Midsouth newsletter, calendar, FCM website, and you may even see some photos hanging in your local branch offices.
Farmers Hard Times
Producers experience fluctuating commodity prices, trade disruptions and extreme weather events that make their already challenging jobs even harder. For many, COVID-19 has only compounded the situation, increasing farmers’ stress.
Cash Is King - The Importance of Working Capital
The textbook definition of working capital is “the capital a business uses in its day-to-day operations, calculated as current assets minus current liabilities.” In layman’s terms, it is the cash left over after you pay your bills.
Introducing Marc Miles
This issue, we’re introducing you to Farm Credit Midsouth Senior Vice President of Branch Operations, Chief Services Officer Mike Williams. Like a number of Farm Credit Midsouth’s most senior employees, he has had the privilege of spending almost his entire career with one organization, a rarity in today’s banking world.