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Southern AgCredit Hires New Staff Member in Hattiesburg Branch Office

Southern AgCredit recently hired Brittney Cooper as a customer service representative in its Hattiesburg branch office. Cooper graduated from Jones College.  She brings experience in banking, entrepreneurship, and agriculture.  Cooper is also a customer-owner at Southern AgCredit.  Cooper and her …

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Southern AgCredit Hires Customer Service Representative in Gulfport 

Southern AgCredit, a rural lending cooperative, recently hired Dru Brakefield as a customer service representative in its Gulfport, Mississippi branch office.   Brakefield attended Pearl River Community College and plans to pursue a degree in communications. Before joining Southern AgCredit, she …

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Southern AgCredit Returns Record $12.4 Million in Cash Patronage to Customer-Owners 

The board of directors at Southern AgCredit, a rural lending cooperative, returned a record-breaking $12.4 million in cash patronage to its customer-owners in late February.          The customer-owned cooperative shares its surplus earnings with borrowers once capital requirements for future …

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Southern AgCredit Promotes Brooks Hall to Ruston Branch Manager

Southern AgCredit recently promoted Brooks Hall to branch manager of the Ruston branch office.  Hall joined Southern AgCredit in 2021 as a loan officer in its branch office in Brookhaven, Mississippi. He started his career as an examiner in the …

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Southern AgCredit Promotes Joseph Linton to Senior Credit Administrator

Southern AgCredit, a rural lending cooperative, recently promoted Joseph Linton to senior credit administrator.     Linton joined Southern AgCredit in November 2013 as a credit analyst, then he was promoted to senior credit analyst in 2018. Before joining Southern AgCredit, he …

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Apply Now for Southern AgCredit Scholarships!

Each applicant must be a current Southern AgCredit borrower or a current borrower’s child, grandchild, or spouse. The deadline for entry is March 20, 2024, and the winners will be notified in April. Visit http://www.southernagcredit.com/scholarships to learn more!

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Southern AgCredit Supports Children’s of Mississippi Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Southern AgCredit held the Jingle Bell Jog in December 2023. The race featured a half marathon, 10K, 5K and Kids Run. It started and ended at our new headquarters in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Race proceeds benefitted Children’s of Mississippi Center for …

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Southern AgCredit Hires Loan Administrator in Ruston Branch Office

Southern AgCredit, a rural lending cooperative, recently hired Morgan Ritter as loan administrator in its Ruston branch office. Ritter holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Louisiana Tech University.  She began her career in the banking industry in 2014.  Ritter …

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Rural Lending Co-op Hires Customer Service Representative in Hattiesburg  

Southern AgCredit recently hired Haley Herring as a customer service representative in its Hattiesburg branch office.  Herring was raised on a family-owned and operated cattle farm in Perry County, Mississippi.  She is a graduate of Pearl River Community College and …

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Director Appointed to Southern AgCredit Board

The board of directors of Southern AgCredit recently appointed Jonathan Hollingshead of Flora, Mississippi, to the lending cooperative’s board.  Hollingshead will serve a three-year term. Hollingshead is the CEO and sole owner of Business Communications, Inc. (BCI).  BCI is a …

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Southern AgCredit Hires Loan Administrator in Ruston    

Southern AgCredit recently hired MaKayla Sadler as a loan administrator in its Ruston branch office.  Sadler graduated from West Monroe High School and attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe.  She began her professional career with BAFS in Monroe where …

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Director Elected to Southern AgCredit Board

Stockholders of Southern AgCredit recently elected Loyd Dodson of Haughton, Louisiana, to the lending cooperative’s board of directors. He replaces retired director Thomas C. “T.C.” Hall of Gloster, Louisiana.  Dodson will serve a three-year term.

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Southern AgCredit Hires New Office Administrator in Greenville Branch Office

Southern AgCredit recently hired Lenoir Andrus as an office administrator in its Greenville branch office.

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Southern AgCredit Welcomes Three Summer Interns

Southern AgCredit recently hired three summer interns: Hayden Kilgore, Coltin Taylor and Whitney Watts.  These students will work an 8-week rotation through the rural lending cooperative beginning June 5 and concluding July 28.  They will spend time working in Southern AgCredit branches as well as in different departments at the Ridgeland administrative office.

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Rural Lending Co-op Hires New Employee in Ruston

Southern AgCredit, a rural lending cooperative, recently hired Walker Burchfield as a loan officer in its Ruston, Louisiana branch office. 

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Southern AgCredit Hires Alicia Ledbetter as Human Resource Manager

Alicia Ledbetter joins Southern AgCredit as Human Resource Manager in its Ridgeland administrative office.  Ledbetter holds an associate’s degree from Hinds Community College.  She comes to Southern AgCredit with 8 years of human resource experience and earned her SHRM-CP in June 2020.  She is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and the Capital Area Human Resource Association.  She is also a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Banking. 

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Southern AgCredit CEO Phillip Morgan Testifies Before U.S. Senate in Support of the 2023 Farm Bill

Phillip Morgan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Southern AgCredit, a rural lender serving Mississippi and Louisiana, recently testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee hearing on Commodity Programs, Credit and Crop Insurance.

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Southern AgCredit Awards $23,000 in Ag Scholarships to Mississippi and Louisiana Students

Southern AgCredit, a rural financing cooperative, is pleased to announce its 2023 scholarship recipients. The co-op awarded a total of $23,000 in scholarships to 20 students.

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Southern AgCredit Hires Loan Officer in Hattiesburg Branch Office

Southern AgCredit recently hired Garren Berry as a loan officer in its Hattiesburg office.  The rural lending cooperative specializes in financing land and agricultural operations in Mississippi and Louisiana.

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Southern AgCredit Promotes Twelve Associates

Southern AgCredit, a rural lender serving Mississippi and Louisiana, recently promoted twelve employees.

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Southern AgCredit Returns Record Patronage Dividends to Customer-Owners

The board of directors of Southern AgCredit, a rural lending cooperative, returned a record $11.9 million in cash dividends to its customer-owners in March.

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Southern AgCredit Supports Record-Breaking Dixie National Sale of Junior Champions

Southern AgCredit participated in the purchase of several animals at the 2023 Dixie National Sale of Junior Champions. The Sale took place on Feb. 9, helping to celebrate the 54th Annual Sale. This year the Sale grossed $456,285.

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Apply Now for Southern AgCredit Scholarships!

Each applicant must be a current Southern AgCredit borrower or a current borrower’s child, grandchild, or spouse.

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Southern AgCredit Supports Children’s of Mississippi Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

For years now, Southern AgCredit has been a supporter of Children’s of Mississippi Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, the only center in the state providing comprehensive care for children with cancer or blood-related diseases.

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Southern AgCredit Hires New Loan Administrator in Ruston Branch Office

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Southern AgCredit recently hired Jessica Tynes as a loan administrator in its Ruston branch office. Tynes holds an associate degree from Louisiana Delta Community College.  She started her banking career at Louisiana National Bank in 2018 as …

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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 Board to represent Southern AgCredit. This board includes a member from each Texas District Association as well as each …

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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 Loan Administrator 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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