As part of a nationwide cooperative, Southwest Georgia Farm credit has been financing farms, agribusinesses, land, equipment, construction, and homes for 100 years. Whether you are a large farmer, dream of owning a few acres in the country, or want to purchase or refinance a home, we have the knowledge and expertise to be your lender. Interested in a loan? Apply now.
When you choose Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, you get local, knowledgeable staff who understand the unique needs of farmers and country living. And, when you become a member, you can take advantage of our Member Dividend Program, which allows you to share in the profits of the Association.
The relationships we create with Georgia farmers and rural property owners are why we do what we do. Get to know the board members and management team who oversee our Association and run our daily operations, and you'll see why Southwest Georgia Farm Credit is all about people.
Kimbley D. Rentz, Chairman
Mr. Rentz farms cotton, peanuts and sweet corn and is currently serving a three-year term which will expire in 2019. He also serves on the boards of Three Notch EMC, Sweet Corn Coop, Decatur Gin, Staplcotton and Decatur County Farm Bureau.
Robert L. Holden, Sr., Vice Chairman
Mr. Holden is a dairy, poultry and row crop farmer. His term will expire in 2019, and he also serves on several regional boards, including board vice president of Georgia Milk Producers Association, First United Ethanol, LLC. and the Grady County Farm Bureau.
John M. Bridges, Jr.
A resident of Decatur County, Mr. Bridges farms approximately 3,000 acres producing cotton, peanuts, green beans and other vegetables. He serves on the boards of Decatur County Farm Bureau, Southwest Georgia Academy and AFG Feeds. Mr. Bridges' term will expire in 2018.
Jeffrey A. Clark
Mr. Clark is a professor of finance at The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. He was appointed as an Association outside director, and is serving a three-year term which will expire in 2017.
James H. Dixon, Jr.
Mr. Dixon is a poultry farmer whose term will expire in 2017.
Clifford Dollar, Jr.
Mr. Dollar is a peanut, cotton and cattle farmer who also serves as board president of Sowega Cotton, Inc. His term expires in 2018.
George Thomas "Tom" Harrison
Mr. Harrison is an Association outside director who is currently serving a three-year term which will expire in 2020. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Planner. Mr. Harrison, a partner in the CPA Firm, Lanigan & Associates, manages the engagement of large audits for the firm, while also serving as a member of the firm's peer review and oversight team. His experience includes working with the accounting and agricultural sectors, specifically pertaining to forest products, farm machinery dealerships, financial planning, and accounting for timber, row crops, peanut and vegetable operations.
Edward "Ted” Milliron
Mr. Milliron is a fifth generation crop and pecan farmer who resides in Randolph County. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics. His farm operation currently includes about 2,000 acres producing corn, cotton, peanuts and soybeans, with an additional 50 acres devoted to pecan production. Elected in 2015, Mr. Milliron serves on the boards of the Randolph County Farm Bureau and Milliron Farms, Inc.
Richard S. Monson, President and Chief Executive Officer
Paxton W. Poitevint, Chief Operating Officer
Richard Horn, Chief Credit Officer
Tarrell Bennett, Chief Lending Officer
Ryan Burtt, Chief Financial Officer
Liz Nogowski, Chief Marketing and Administrative Officer