Farm Credit breaks ground for new office in Greensburg, Indiana

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The new Greensburg office will be located on the same lot as the current building at 1512 West Main Street.

Farm Credit Services of Mid-America today held their ground breaking event for the new office in Greensburg, Indiana, affirming the agricultural cooperative’s commitment to agriculture and fostering growth in rural America.

The groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Farm Credit office in downtown Greensburg and was attended by several Farm Credit board members, advisors and staff as well as Farm Credit builders and contractors. Members of the chamber and Mayor Gary Herbert were also in attendance. The new Greensburg office will be located on the same lot as the current building at 1512 West Main Street.

Staff, Advisors and Board Members of Farm Credit, along with the Mayor and staff of the Chamber were at the January 16 groundbreaking.

Hollie Bunn, Farm Credit’s regional vice president in southwest Indiana, said the new office will represent the latest in technology and design and will be able to accommodate a growing staff. “The location of our office was perfect in terms of customer access, but the current building really didn’t project the image or have the space or technology needs to keep pace with an ever-evolving agricultural market.” Bunn said the old building will be demolished to make way for the new 3,800 square foot facility which should be open by mid-2012.

Farm Credit Services is an agricultural cooperative lender serving more than 92,500 members throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee. Headquartered in Louisville, Farm Credit has offered loans for farm and rural financial needs for 95 years, including real estate, operating, equipment and housing loans plus related services, such as crop insurance and leasing. With 92 offices and more than 925 employees, Farm Credit is backed by the strength of $18 billion in loan assets. Locally, the Greensburg staff serves 790 customers with a $190 million portfolio in the six-county area of Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland.

The nine-person staff at Greensburg includes Financial Services Officers Brett Anderson, John Evans and Tony Denger. Customer Service Representatives are Sally Cuskaden, Jackie Bedel and Jenny Jones. Other staff members are Office Assistant Kathleen Lecher, Crop Insurance Specialist Cody Gault and Appraiser Gus Spiccuza.

Farm Credit's Indiana Board members were at the Greensburg groundbreaking. Additionally, board chair George Stebbins from Ohio was in attendance.

The Greensburg office represents the 20th renovation or rebuild in a series of construction projects over the last five years for the ag lending cooperative with the objective to modernize and update offices. An additional four office building projects, three of which are in Indiana, are scheduled for completion by the end of 2012. To contact the Farm Credit call 1-877-850-6488 or go online to http://www.e-farmcredit.com.

About Farm Credit Services of Mid-America

Farm Credit Services of Mid-America is a $17.1 billion financial services cooperative serving over 92,500 farmers, agribusinesses and rural residents in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee. The association provides loans for all farm and rural living purposes including including real estate, operating loans,equipment loans, and housing loans. FCS also provides an array of financial services, including crop insurance and leases. For more information about Farm Credit, call 1-800-444-FARM or visit them on the web at http://www.e-farmcredit.com.

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