SOURCE: Farm Credit Mid-America

Farm Credit Mid-America

November 22, 2013 15:05 ET

Farm Credit Mid-America Named 2013 Agribusiness of the Year

LOUISVILLE, KY--(Marketwired - Nov 22, 2013) - Farm Credit Mid-America, an agriculture lending cooperative serving farmers, rural residents and agribusinesses throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, was named the 2013 Agribusiness of the Year by the Agribusiness Industry Network.

The award, presented in partnership with Greater Louisville Inc. and the Louisville area Chamber of Commerce, was announced at the Farm City Luncheon, held on November 15th at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Judging criteria included community involvement, growth and financial stability, economic impact, employee relations, leadership and contributions to the agribusiness community in the Louisville and surrounding areas.

"As a cooperative, our business is owned and guided by our customers, and our success is due to their hard work, growth and passion for agriculture," said Bill Johnson, Farm Credit's president and chief executive officer. "It's an honor to accept this award on behalf of our customers and employees. Our Board of Directors sets a clear direction for supporting all communities in which we operate, and our employees embrace this direction and work very hard to help our customers succeed. We sincerely thank the Agribusiness Industry Network and Greater Louisville, Inc. for recognizing us as the 2013 Agribusiness of the Year."

"Farm Credit is very deserving of this award," said Dan Flanagan, a grain, poultry and produce farmer in Campbellsville, Kentucky who serves as vice chair of Farm Credit's Board of Directors. "It is rewarding to see others recognize the great work that Farm Credit does in serving farmers and rural communities. As a member of the Board, I am proud to be a part of the Farm Credit team that thinks first and foremost of what it can do to best serve agriculture."

About Farm Credit Mid-America

Farm Credit Mid-America is a $19.4 billion financial services cooperative serving more than 95,500 farmers, agribusinesses and rural residents in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. The association provides loans for 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 www.e-farmcredit.com.

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