Farm Credit Adds Loan Officer to Lancaster Agricultural Sales Team

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Local agricultural lender, MidAtlantic Farm Credit, announces the hiring of Austin Benner as a loan officer in their Lancaster, Pennsylvania office.

Austin Benner, loan officer with MidAtlantic Farm Credit

I look forward to supporting our farmers in any way I can, and working with them to ensure their success.

MidAtlantic Farm Credit recently announced the hiring of Austin Benner as a loan officer. He will be based out of the association’s Lancaster, Pennsylvania office, and will report to Darin Miller, Farm Credit’s regional lending manager.

“Austin’s background in agricultural lending makes him an asset to our sales team,” says Miller. “He is familiar with the Farm Credit System and the nature of the industry in Pennsylvania, which will greatly benefit our members.”

“Our sales team as a whole bring years of experience in agricultural loans and financial lending,” says Jim Aird, MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s PennMarVa Division Vice President. “They are familiar with the evolving landscape of the industry and the Amish community, especially in and around Lancaster County. Austin is a great addition to our team, and we look forward to him working with current customers and helping them find solutions to meet their needs.”

As a loan officer, Benner will work with current customers to help their businesses succeed, and to assist them with planning for what lies ahead. “I look forward to supporting our famers in any way I can, and working with them to ensure their success,” says Benner.

Prior to joining Farm Credit, Benner was a loan officer for AgChoice Farm Credit in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. He also worked for Tyson Foods in Shelbyville, Tennessee as a general production manager. Benner graduated from Penn State University with a degree in agribusiness management.

About MidAtlantic Farm Credit
MidAtlantic Farm Credit is an agricultural lending cooperative owned by its member‐borrowers. It provides farm loans for land, equipment, livestock and production; crop insurance; and rural home mortgages. The co-op has over 11,100 members and over $2.5 billion in loans outstanding. MidAtlantic Farm Credit has branches serving Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. It is part of the national Farm Credit System, a network of financial cooperatives established in 1916 to provide a dependable source of credit to farmers and rural America.

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