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Southern AgCredit Board Chair Scott Bell Re-Elected to Farm Credit Council Board

Southern AgCredit Chairman Scott Bell was re-elected to the national Farm Credit Council Board.  Scott was re-elected by the Tenth District Farm Credit Council Board to represent Southern AgCredit. This board includes a board member from each Texas District Association …

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Southern AgCredit Travels to New York and Washington for the Big Farm Credit Picture

RIDGELAND, MS—Southern AgCredit’s general counsel, Jeff Williams, was among 22 delegates to participate in the 2022 Farm Credit Bank of Texas Association Leadership Program (ALP) to New York and Washington, D.C., September 12-15. The program offers association staff a broad …

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Southern AgCredit Promotes Gilbert to Controller

Southern AgCredit recently promoted Daniel Gilbert to controller in its administrative office.  Gilbert joined the rural lending co-op in 2019 as a senior accountant.  Previously, he worked at Harper, Rains, Knight & Company, Hinds Community College, and was self-employed in …

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Rural Lending Co-op Hires New Employee in Shreveport

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Southern AgCredit, a rural lending cooperative, recently hired Ashley Poole as a loan administrator in its Shreveport, La. branch office.     Poole has 11 years of experience as a loan processing clerk.  She holds an associate degree …

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Directors Elected to Southern AgCredit Board

Stockholders of Southern AgCredit recently reelected Larry Killebrew of Lexington, Mississippi, and Kevin Rhodes of Pelahatchie, Mississippi, to the lending cooperative’s board of directors. Stockholders also elected John “Paul” Johns Jr. of Jonesboro, Louisiana, who replaces retired director John “Van” …

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Southern AgCredit hires collateral evaluator

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Southern AgCredit, a rural lending cooperative, recently hired Mitchell Bishop as a collateral evaluator in its administrative office.  Bishop holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mississippi State University. Prior to joining Southern AgCredit, he worked …

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Southern AgCredit hires office administrator in Meridian office

Southern AgCredit has hired Stacey Davis as an office administrator in its Meridian office. The rural lending cooperative specializes in financing land and agricultural operations in Mississippi and Louisiana. Davis comes to Southern AgCredit with 10 years of banking experience …

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Southern AgCredit Awards $31,000 in Scholarships to Local Students

College Scholarhips Southern AgCredit, a rural financing cooperative, is pleased to announce its 2022 scholarship recipients. The co-op awarded a total of $31,000 in scholarships to 28 students. To qualify, each applicant had to be a current Southern AgCredit borrower, …

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Rural Lending Co-op Hires Customer Service Representative in Ridgeland

Southern AgCredit recently hired Casey Spence as a customer service representative in its Ridgeland branch office. The rural lending cooperative specializes in financing land and agricultural operations in Mississippi and Louisiana. Spence holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Mississippi …

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Southern AgCredit Promotes Britny Hester to Chief Financial Officer

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Southern AgCredit, a rural lending cooperative, recently promoted Britny Hester to chief financial officer. Hester is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College. She joined Southern AgCredit in April 2013 as the …

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Southern AgCredit Hires New Employees

Southern AgCredit, a rural lending cooperative, recently hired three new team members:   Stephen Bass is vice president of lending for the Newton branch office. He was vice president of Community Bank in Meridian for the past 8 years. Before Community …

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Southern AgCredit Promotes Rural Lending Co-op Staff Members

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Southern AgCredit recently promoted six employees. Ted Murkerson, chief credit officer, was promoted from senior vice president to executive vice president. He began his Farm Credit career in 1992 working for Northwest Florida Farm Credit and later …

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Southern AgCredit Holds Ceremonial Groundbreaking for New Headquarters and Branch

Southern AgCredit held a groundbreaking ceremony on December 14, 2021, celebrating the start of construction on its new headquarters and branch. The new building will be located at 306 Commerce Center Drive in Ridgeland, Mississippi.  The rural lending cooperative specializes …

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Rural Lending Co-op Hires Loan Administrator in Greenwood

Southern AgCredit recently hired Barbara Box as a loan administrator in its Greenwood branch office.  The rural lending cooperative specializes in financing land and agricultural operations in Mississippi and Louisiana. Box started her career in banking at Bank of Commerce …

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Southern AgCredit Promotes Seven Associates

Southern AgCredit, a rural lender serving Mississippi and Louisiana, recently promoted seven employees. Brent Barry was promoted to regional president. Barry holds a bachelor’s degree in forest management from Mississippi State University. After graduation from MSU, he worked at Forest …

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COVID-19 Update 8.5.21

At Southern AgCredit, we place the highest priority on the safety of our borrowers and employees. As you may be aware, the number of COVID-19 cases has increased considerably in Louisiana and Mississippi with the Delta variant being the chief …

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Farm Credit Administration Releases Interactive Timeline

The Farm Credit Administration has published an interactive historical timeline on the U.S. Farm Credit System.

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Directors Bell and Eubanks Reelected to Southern AgCredit Board

RIDGELAND, Miss. — Stockholders of Southern AgCredit recently reelected Bryan “Scott” Bell of Lena, Mississippi, and Charles “Allen” Eubanks of Lucedale, Mississippi, to the lending cooperative’s board of directors. They will each serve three-year terms. Bell is the owner/operator of …

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Rural Lending Co-op Makes Staffing Changes

RIDGELAND, Mississippi – Southern AgCredit recently added staff members to its Gulfport and Ridgeland lending teams and promoted three credit analysts. The rural lending cooperative specializes in financing land and agricultural operations in Mississippi and Louisiana. Laura Michini was hired …

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Rural Lending Co-op Hires Loan Officer and Promotes Associate

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Southern AgCredit recently added to its lending staff and named a new human resources manager. The rural lending cooperative specializes in financing land and agricultural operations in Mississippi and Louisiana. Steele Hardin has joined Southern AgCredit as …

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Southern AgCredit Promotes Associate in Newton Branch Office

RIDGELAND, Miss.—Southern AgCredit recently promoted Brittany Miller to loan administrator. She works in the rural lending cooperative’s branch office in Newton, Mississippi.     Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Mississippi State University. She joined Southern AgCredit as …

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Southern AgCredit Awards $30,000 in Scholarships to Mississippi and Louisiana Students

RIDGELAND, Mississippi — Southern AgCredit, a rural financing cooperative, is pleased to announce its 2021 scholarship recipients. The co-op awarded over $30,000 in scholarships to 28 students.    To qualify, each applicant had to be a current Southern AgCredit borrower, …

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Rural Lending Co-op Hires New Employee in Shreveport

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Southern AgCredit, a rural lending cooperative, recently hired Ashley Bodie as a loan administrator in its Shreveport, LA branch.     Bodie started her career in banking at Ouachita Independent Bank in 2011.  She stayed with the company …

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Southern AgCredit Returns Record Patronage Dividends to Customers

Southern AgCredit recently declared a $21.1 million patronage on its 2020 earnings. It returned a record $10.4 million in cash dividends to its member-borrowers in mid-February. The co-op allocated the remaining $10.7 million in equities.

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Southern AgCredit Promotes Associate in Hattiesburg Branch Office

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Southern AgCredit recently promoted Michelle Breazeale to loan officer. She works in the lending cooperative’s branch office in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.     Breazeale holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from William Carey University.  She joined Southern AgCredit …

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Southern AgCredit Offices

MISSISSIPPI Brookhaven, MS: 601-833-1771 | smsbrookhaven@southernagcredit.com Greenville, MS: 662-335-5253 | smsgreenville@southernagcredit.com Greenwood, MS: 662-455-2545 | smsgreenwood@southernagcredit.com Gulfport, MS: 228-832-5582 | smsgulfport@southernagcredit.com Hattiesburg, MS: 601-579-7800 | smshattiesburg@southernagcredit.com Newton, MS: 601-683-2018 | smsnewton@southernagcredit.com Ridgeland, MS: 601-499-2850 | smsridgeland@southernagcredit.com LOUISIANA Ruston, LA: 318-255-6539 | smsruston@southernagcredit.com Shreveport, LA: 318-797-0140 | smsshreveport@southernagcredit.com

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Southern AgCredit Promotes Four Rural Lending Co-op Associates

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Southern AgCredit recently promoted four employees. Hunter Barlow was promoted to agribusiness portfolio manager in the Ridgeland administrative office. Barlow holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree from Mississippi State University. …

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COVID-19 Update 1.14.21

Dear customer-owners, Southern AgCredit is pleased to offer an extension of our borrower assistance program for COVID-19 relief options. These relief options will be available until June 30, 2021 or 60 days after termination of the COVID-19 national emergency, whichever …

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Southern AgCredit Announces New Staff in Mississippi and Louisiana

Southern AgCredit recently hired four new staff members in Ruston, Brookhaven, and the Ridgeland corporate office.

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Southern AgCredit Promotes Associate in Ridgeland Administrative Office

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Southern AgCredit recently promoted Paul Landry to director of portfolio risk and compliance. He works in the administrative office in Ridgeland, Mississippi.    A native of West Monroe, Louisiana, Landry has worked for Southern AgCredit since 2011. …

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