Farm Credit of Florida officially opened their new LaBelle location on Friday, February 1 at 870 W. Hickpochee Ave, Suite 800. The event hosted a gathering of folks from Farm Credit of Florida offices from Arcadia to Vero Beach, as well as members of the Greater LaBelle Chamber of Commerce, local customers and folks from the public.
Fresh fruit, veggies, cheese and crackers were offered as refreshments at a company whose motto is, “We know Ag. We love Ag. We are Ag.’’ Lunch was catered by Log Cabin Bar-B-Q and there were plenty of Farm Credit giveaway items, everything from rain gauges to caps.
The LaBelle office will serve local farmers, ranchers, growers, and food processors with lending and leasing solutions for agricultural real estate, livestock, machinery, vehicles, as well as residential loans for those looking to buy a home out in the country. As a cooperative, Farm Credit of Florida returns profits back to their member-borrowers. They are easy to find with their big signs complete with their signature logo. Stop by and see them!(Caloosa Belle/Dale Conyers) Back row, left to right – Justin Fussell, Relationship Manager of Farm Credit, Jennifer Dueboay, Capital Markets Admin. of Farm Credit, Marcus Boone, Chief Lending Officer of Farm Credit, Dawn Goodspeed, Chief Operations Officer and IT Officer of Farm Credit, Lamar Youmans, DO, Director of the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce, Deborah Caldeira, Chief Human Resources Officer of Farm Credit, Mike Gallagher, Crop Insurance Agent of Farm Credit. Front row, left to right – Cathy Perry, Loan Specialist of Farm Credit, Michelle Sargent, Lifestyle Lender of Farm Credit, Alaina Lee, Crop Insurance Agent of Farm Credit, Diane Fidanza, Executive Director of the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce, Greg Cunningham, CEO of Farm Credit, Amanda Nelson, President of the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce, Michelle Brunetto, Vice President of the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce, Wayne Simmons, Board Member of Farm Credit, John Macchia, Jr., Senior Relationship Manager of Farm Credit, and Todd Bank, Regional Vice President of Farm Credit.[/caption]