Hired: Austin Benner, Loan Officer

MidAtlantic Farm Credit recently announced the hiring of Austin Benner as a loan officer. He will be based out of the association’s Lancaster, Pennsylvania office, and will report to Darin Miller, Farm Credit’s regional lending manager.

“Austin’s background in agricultural lending makes him an asset to our sales team” says Miller. “He is familiar with the Farm Credit System and the nature of the industry in Pennsylvania, which will greatly benefit our members.”

“Our sales team as a whole bring years of experience in agricultural loans and financial lending,” says Jim Aird, MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s PennMarVa Division Vice President. “They are familiar with the evolving landscape of the industry and the Amish community, especially in and around Lancaster County. Austin is a great addition to our team, and we look forward to him working with current customers and helping them find solutions to meet their needs.”

As a loan officer, Benner will work with current customers to help their businesses succeed, and to assist them with planning for what lies ahead. “I look forward to supporting our farmers in any way I can, and working with them to ensure their success,” says Benner.

Prior to joining Farm Credit, Benner was a loan officer for AgChoice Farm Credit in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. He also worked for Tyson Foods in Shelbyville, Tennessee as a general production manager. Benner graduated from Penn State University with a degree in agribusiness management.