Farm Credit Breaks Ground For New Office In Chattanooga

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Farm Credit Mid-America, an agriculture lending cooperative serving farmers, rural residents and agribusinesses throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, broke ground for a new office in Chattanooga, at 7605 Hamilton Park Drive. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Jan. 10, and was attended by local officials, Farm Credit leaders and Farm Credit customers.

“[Farm Credit] is such a vital part of our community, shown by how you continue to grow and participate with us,” said Rick Cadena of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce. “Oh behalf of the Chamber president and CEO Ron Harr, I would like to proclaim today, Jan.10, as Farm Credit Day.”

Farm Credit moved into its existing Chattanooga office in 2006.

“When complete, the office will be approximately 5,000 square feet with 11 total desk spaces,” said Mike Estes, regional vice president for Farm Credit in central Tennessee. “Our current Chattanooga location is a rented space. The new office will be a permanent investment in this community. We look forward to continuing to grow on the roots we have here in Chattanooga.”

Throughout 2014, Farm Credit will continue to build and renovate offices across its four-state territory. The new Chattanooga Farm Credit office is expected to be completed this summer.

Farm Credit Mid-America is a financial services cooperative, and has served the credit needs of farmers and rural residents across Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee 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. For more information, call 1-800-444-FARM. 


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