ROBSTOWN, Texas — Joseph Crouch recently joined Texas Farm Credit as regional president of the rural lending co-op’s North Texas Region. In this role, he will oversee and assist the Bonham, Gainesville, Clarksville, Paris and Sulphur Springs offices.
Crouch joins Texas Farm Credit with previous banking experience, working at commercial banks in the Texas Panhandle and West Texas. A veteran of the Farm Credit System, he was previously employed with Legacy Ag Credit for eight years, most recently serving as chief executive officer from 2012 until 2016. Prior to joining Farm Credit, he owned and operated a business with his family in Sulphur Springs.
A graduate of West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Crouch earned a degree in agribusiness and economics. He is a current member of Class 58 of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University.
Crouch serves on the Texas A&M University–Commerce College of Business Advisory Board, and previously served on the boards of the Hopkins County Memorial Hospital and the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Crouch and his family operate a small cow/calf operation and hay farm in Hopkins County, Texas.
“We have a valuable addition in Joseph, and his background in agricultural lending makes him a great fit for Texas Farm Credit,” said John O’Brien, chief credit officer. “The North Texas Region of our cooperative, as well as all of Texas Farm Credit, will benefit from his leadership, knowledge and expertise.”
Texas Farm Credit finances agricultural operations, agribusinesses, homes and rural real estate. Headquartered in Robstown, Texas, it has lending offices in Athens, Bandera, Beaumont, Bonham, Brenham, Clarksville, Fairfield, Gainesville, Hebbronville, Nacogdoches, Paris, Pleasanton, Raymondville, Robstown, San Antonio, Sulphur Springs, The Woodlands, Tyler, Uvalde and Weslaco. It is part of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of rural lending cooperatives established in 1916.
—Texas Farm Credit
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