Friday, November 07, 2008
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Farm Credit's Lincoln office announces new team members

Three area graduates join company   (Click on pictures for larger images.)

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[November 07, 2008]  Farm Credit Services of Illinois recently hired Angela Briggs, John Klemm and Matthew Wrage to join the Lincoln branch office team.

Angela Briggs serves as a financial services representative. She is an Emden native and Hartsburg-Emden High School graduate. She earned a finance degree from the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has experience in mortgage lending and insurance services. She lives in Emden with her fiance, Alex Miller, and their daughter, Alayna.

John Klemm is a crop insurance specialist. He was raised on a Waynesville farm, attended Olympia High School and graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he majored in agricultural systems technology and minored in agricultural business. He has worked as a product marketing coordinator for the Alamo Group's Ag Division in Gibson City and is active with the Farm Bureau Young Leaders program. He and his wife, Megan, live in McLean.

Matthew Wrage also works as a crop insurance specialist. He grew up on a small farm and graduated from Hartsburg-Emden High School. He graduated cum laude from Western Illinois University with a major in law enforcement and a minor in soil and water conservation. At WIU he was a member of the Leatherneck track and field team and the ag mech and forestry clubs. He lives in rural Emden and is engaged to Jessica Carson of Minier.

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Farm Credit Services of Illinois is a farmer-owned and directed agriculture lending cooperative. With $2.3 billion of assets and 170 employees in 21 branch offices, the cooperative provides competitive and flexible farm financing and crop insurance expertise to 8,000 farmers, agribusinesses, and rural landowners in the southern 60 counties of Illinois. The Lincoln branch office services Logan and Menard counties. As a part of the U.S. Farm Credit System, the Farm Credit Services of Illinois association's mission is to provide financial capital and financial services to agriculture and rural America.

[Text from file received from Farm Credit Services of Illinois]



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