Farm Credit Services of Mid-America Hosts Valparaiso, Indiana Office Grand Opening

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Approximately 100 customers and guests celebrate the opening of the agriculture lending cooperative's newest office.

February 2nd’s Grand Opening for Farm Credit Services of Mid-America newest office in Valparaiso, Indiana drew approximately 100 customers, special guests and FCS employees from several surrounding counties.

The ag lending cooperative, which has 95-year roots financing rural America, opened its the office located in the Eastport Centre at 2901 Leonard Drive. The new location serves more than 770 customers in Porter, LaPorte, Lake and Starke Counties and is approximately one mile northwest of the former office.

The Grand Opening began with a ribbon cutting with members of the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce, including President Rex Richard, as well as Bill Oeding from Mayor Jon Costas’ office. The Valparaiso location opened its doors in mid-December. It is part of the Farm Credit network, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 92,500 members throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee with assets totaling $18 billion.

The staff includes financial services officers Denise Scarborough, Amy Pelsy and Randi Potts. The customer service representatives are Vicki Barthold, Devra Leonard, Diane Osburn and Kelly Semancik. Jeff Smoker is the crop insurance specialist.

“The last few months have been an exciting time for us. We have been overwhelmed by the support of our customers and this community,” said Craig Blume, regional vice president of Farm Credit during the Grand Opening festivities. “We feel this office represents our long-standing commitment to Valparaiso and to serving rural America in general. We’re glad to have a strong presence in a community that has strong tie to agriculture.”

To contact the Valparaiso office, call 888-212-5308 or go online to

About Farm Credit Services of Mid-America

Farm Credit Services of Mid-America is an $18 billion financial services cooperative serving more than 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 real estate, operating equipment and housing and related services such as crop insurance, and vehicle, equipment and building leases. For more information about Farm Credit, call 1-800-444-FARM or visit them on the web at


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