Hired: Kurt Fuchs, Government Affairs

Kurt Fuchs, former Assistant Director of Government Relations for Maryland  Farm Bureau has been hired by MidAtlantic Farm Credit and will fill the role of  Government Affairs Officer. He succeeds Kenny Bounds who was promoted to  Regional Manager in March.

Westminster, MD – September 18, 2012

Sandy Wieber, VP of Marketing at MidAtlantic Farm Credit, has announced the hiring of Kurt  Fuchs as the association’s government affairs officer.  According to Wieber,  Fuch’s responsibilities will be coordinating all of the association’s  legislative activities including building positive relationships with  legislators, industry groups, and centers of influence.

Fuchs comes to MidAtlantic Farm Credit from Maryland Farm Bureau  where he was the assistant director of government relations.

“We’re very excited to have Kurt as part of our team. His knowledge of state  and local politics, as well as his strong reputation with industry groups, will  be a great foundation for his new role,” says Wieber.

Fuchs is equally excited about his new role.  He says, ” The connections that  I’ve built and the experience I’ve gained over the past 10 years of legislative  and regulatory affairs work will serve MidAtlantic’s members well as I work to  build similar relationships throughout the entire territory.”

Fuchs graduated from McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College) in  Westminster, Maryland and is an alumni of LEAD Maryland.

About MidAtlantic Farm Credit: MidAtlantic Farm Credit is an agricultural  lending cooperative owned by its member‐borrowers. It provides farm loans for  land, equipment, livestock and production; crop insurance; and rural home  mortgages. The co‐op has over 10,500 members and approximately $2.3 billion in  loans outstanding. MidAtlantic has branches serving Delaware, Maryland,  Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. It is part of the national Farm Credit  System, a network of financial cooperatives established in 1916 to provide a  dependable source of credit to farmers and rural America.