Farm Credit's Rutter Elected Farm Financial Standards Council Vice President

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Local agricultural lender, MidAtlantic Farm Credit, announced that their Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, Bill Rutter, was recently elected Vice President of the Farm Financial Standards Council.

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“I’m proud to work for an Association and serve a System that shares the same mission; being there for farmers in both the good times and the bad,” says Rutter.

William “Bill” Rutter, Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of MidAtlantic Farm Credit, has been elected Vice President of the Farm Financial Standards Council (FFSC). The election was held during the organization’s recent virtual annual meeting, which took place on July 29, 2020.

“I’m honored to have been elected Vice President of the FFSC,” says Rutter. “Our team is ready to serve our members and accurately assess the financial health of agricultural operations. I’m proud to work for an Association and serve a System that shares the same mission; being there for farmers in both the good times and the bad.”

Rutter has served as the Farm Credit System’s representative on the Council and was most recently the organization’s secretary/treasurer. He is slated to become President of the organization at the Council’s 2021 meeting in Amarillo, TX. He will then host the 2022 annual conference of the Council in MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s territory.

The FFSC was formed in 1989 and tasked with developing agricultural finance standards for adoption by farmers and ranchers and their financial advisors across the United States. The goal of the organization is uniformity in finance reporting for determining the financial health of an agricultural operation. This includes the "Sweet 16" financial ratios which have been developed for the measurement of critical financial benchmarks. The Council today is a nationwide network that includes financial advisors, academics, farmers and ranchers, software developers and agricultural lenders. All members, directors and officers serve as volunteers.

The Council has produced two documents: Financial Guidelines for Agriculture and Managerial Accounting Guidelines for Agriculture. For more information, visit ffsc.org.

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 11,800 members and over $2.8 billion in loans outstanding. MidAtlantic 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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