A new year brings a new farm lender into existence with the merger of the Chico-based Northern California Farm Credit Association and the Federal Land Bank Association of Kingsburg.
Golden State Farm Credit is the product of the partnership announced Tuesday by the two associations, combining their assets of more than $1.1 billion in total loans.
The new organization is headquartered in Kingsburg, with branch offices in Hanford, Chico, Red Bluff and Willows. Scott Anderson, CEO and president of the Kingsburg association since 2004, will serve in those same roles for the new institution. Bruce Strickler is retiring after serving as NCFC's president and CEO for 27 years.
The new association's board is comprised of members from the two regions: board chairman Tom Martin of Durham, vice chairman James Oliver of Fowler, and directors Stephen Brown of Riverdale, Michael Fry of Kingsburg, Robert Reimer of Dinuba, John Tos of Hanford, Michael Chambers of Gridley, Harry Cinquini of Chico, Glen Hawes of Palo Cedro, Gregory Long of Corning, George Nicolaus of Chico, George Swaner of Glenn, and outside directors James Holt of Chico and Sandra Mansfield of Davis.
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