Farm Credit opens new office in London

For The Madison Press

December 10, 2013

Farm Credit Mid-America, an agriculture lending cooperative serving farmers, rural residents and agribusinesses throughout Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee, opened a new office in London, located at 1705 U.S. Route 42 N.E., near the intersection of U.S. Route 42 and state Route 29.

“Our slogan is ‘Here in Madison County, we’re open for business’ and [Farm Credit] is playing a big part in that,” said Bill Blazer, executive director of the Madison County Chamber of Commerce. “We offer our congratulations and look forward to getting more businesses out here.”

A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house was held on Wednesday, Dec. 4. It was attended by local officials, members of the Madison County Chamber of Commerce, farm credit leaders and farm credit customers.

The office currently houses eight full-time employees with room for up to 17 as well as training areas and a conference room.

“This facility is one way we are reinvesting in our customers to ensure they receive optimal service,” said Dr. David Hahn, member of the Farm Credit board of directors. “This is a wonderful and agriculturally strong area, and Farm Credit is proud to join the community.”

Earlier this fall, Farm Credit announced a $10,000 pledge to support the Madison County Junior Fair Sale Committee Building Fund to commemorate the opening of the London location.

“Madison and Franklin counties are centers of agricultural growth, and we are very excited to be expanding our presence and involvement in these communities,” said Doug Shannon, financial services officer for Farm Credit. “In 1998, we combined our London and Springfield offices. Due to outstanding growth, we are returning to London. We couldn’t be happier about the opportunity to serve farmers and rural residents here even more effectively from this new office.”

The London Farm Credit office serves Madison and Franklin counties with office hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and by appointment.

Farm Credit Mid-America is a financial services cooperative, and has served the credit needs of farmers and rural residents for nearly a century.

“Backed by the strength of nearly 100,000 customer-members and $20 billion in assets, Farm Credit Mid-America provides loans for real estate, operating, equipment, housing and related services such as crop insurance, and vehicle, equipment and building leases,” according to a release from the company.