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Farm Credit of Central Florida Awards Star Employees

Release date: 2/2/2015

Wrapping up another successful year, several Farm Credit of Central Florida employees were awarded for their outstanding efforts.

Chief Credit Officer Courtney Eelman was presented the Award of Excellence. Nominated and voted by Farm Credit of Central Florida staff, the Award of Excellence recognizes an individual that exudes a positive attitude, professionalism, dedication, teamwork and loyalty.

Earlier in the year, Plant City loan officer Debbie Simpson was awarded the Outstanding Service Award for her efforts both in and outside of the office. Debbie has worked hard to establish long term relationships with current, previous and potential Farm Credit members who know that she is there for them any time of day. During her 31 year career with Farm Credit of Central Florida, Debbie has dedicated time to a multitude of organizations including the Plant City Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Strawberry Festival.

Senior Relationship Manager Chris Witmer accepted the Outstanding Lender Award after finishing the year with the greatest number of loans closed and the Outstanding Team Award was presented to Thomas Dalton, Assistant Credit Administrator, and Mary Cay Sasser, Loan Specialist at the Brooksville Service Center.

“It is important to recognize those that go above and beyond the required duties of the job,” Reggie Holt, Farm Credit of Central Florida CEO and President said. “Our exceptional staff contributes greatly to the success of Farm Credit of Central Florida.”

Farm Credit of Central Florida is part of the nationwide Farm Credit System, a financial cooperative owned by its member-borrowers since 1916. Farm Credit of Central Florida serves over 900 farmers, ranchers, growers and homeowners in 13 central Florida counties with over $1 billion in outstanding loan volume. The association loans funds for agricultural purposes, makes residential loans, originates leases, as well as selling crop insurance. For more information, visit

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