Ag Credit opens new facility


By Donna Carver - dcarver@civitasmedia.com



Donna Carver | Morrow County Sentinel Participating in the ceremonial ribbon cutting at the new Ag Credit facility are: Front row from left: Mike Stump, Ag Credit Board; Andy Bower, President Morrow County Chamber of Commerce; Brandy McKinney, Operations Support Specialists ; Kristen Redmond, Operations Support Specialists ; Andrea Bayles, Account Officer; Joseph Erb, Branch Manager; Brian Ricker, CEO; and Tom Whiston, Tom Harden, & Dick Miller - Morrow County Commissioners, Deborah Johlin-Bach, Ag Credit Board, Gary Baldosser, Vice Chairman Ag Credit Board. Back row from left: Pat Davies, Morrow County Auditor; Daniel Rengert, Ag Credit Board; Mike Porter, Mt. Gilead Mayor; Dan Ebert, CFO, Don Wiggins, Chamber of Commerce, Vice President.


Donna Carver | Morrow County Sentinel The new Ag Credit/Country Mortgages facility is located at 5362 State Route 42 in Mt. Gilead.


Ag Credit/Country Mortgages hosted a Grand Opening on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at their new facility located at 5362 State Route 42 in Mt. Gilead.

Ag Credit is an agricultural lending cooperative serving farmers and rural residents and agribusinesses in northern Ohio.

Ag Credit team members include; Branch Manager, Joseph Erb; Account Officer, Andrea Bayles; Mortgage Loan Originator, Michael Kleinknecht; and Operations Support Specialists, Kristen Redmond and Brandy McKinney.

According to a press release, the cooperative purchased the property in March 2014. Jim Brucker of Mt. Gilead designed the new 11,700 square foot building and 2K General Company, Inc. was the lead contractor. The new Ag Credit offices opened on Sept. 9, 2015.

Andrea Bayles, Account Officer explained that the initial tenants will also include: Community Tax Service LLC, and Community Bookkeeping LLC. which are already in the building. The Morrow Soil and Water Conservation District will move in sometime in the next week, and The OSU Extension Office will move in by the end of the year

CEO Brian Ricker said, “We are very excited about our new facility in Mt. Gilead and believe it will help us better serve the rural and agricultural community in Morrow and surrounding counties.”

“We’re looking forward to serving our community in the new ag service center,” said Joseph Erb of Community Tax, “We will continue to provide the same superior customer service in our new facility

Morrow County Commissioner Tom Whiston shared, “It’s a great day for the county when we have a beautiful facility like this, its going to be here for a long time and expand services to the agricultural community.”

Morrow County Development Director, Brandon Miller, added, “I feel the new facility plays an intricate role in community by bringing a plethora of businesses, organizations and services under one roof. The new facility is a direct reflection of Morrow County moving forward and investments in our future coming to life. This is an exciting time for Morrow County residents, business owners and organizations as we shift into a growth and expansion phase of our community development.”

The Ag Credit/Country Mortgages offices located in Suite 100, are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by appointment. To contact the Mt. Gilead team call 419-947-1040 or go online to agcredit.net.

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Donna Carver | Morrow County Sentinel Participating in the ceremonial ribbon cutting at the new Ag Credit facility are: Front row from left: Mike Stump, Ag Credit Board; Andy Bower, President Morrow County Chamber of Commerce; Brandy McKinney, Operations Support Specialists ; Kristen Redmond, Operations Support Specialists ; Andrea Bayles, Account Officer; Joseph Erb, Branch Manager; Brian Ricker, CEO; and Tom Whiston, Tom Harden, & Dick Miller – Morrow County Commissioners, Deborah Johlin-Bach, Ag Credit Board, Gary Baldosser, Vice Chairman Ag Credit Board. Back row from left: Pat Davies, Morrow County Auditor; Daniel Rengert, Ag Credit Board; Mike Porter, Mt. Gilead Mayor; Dan Ebert, CFO, Don Wiggins, Chamber of Commerce, Vice President.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/09/web1_078.jpgDonna Carver | Morrow County Sentinel Participating in the ceremonial ribbon cutting at the new Ag Credit facility are: Front row from left: Mike Stump, Ag Credit Board; Andy Bower, President Morrow County Chamber of Commerce; Brandy McKinney, Operations Support Specialists ; Kristen Redmond, Operations Support Specialists ; Andrea Bayles, Account Officer; Joseph Erb, Branch Manager; Brian Ricker, CEO; and Tom Whiston, Tom Harden, & Dick Miller – Morrow County Commissioners, Deborah Johlin-Bach, Ag Credit Board, Gary Baldosser, Vice Chairman Ag Credit Board. Back row from left: Pat Davies, Morrow County Auditor; Daniel Rengert, Ag Credit Board; Mike Porter, Mt. Gilead Mayor; Dan Ebert, CFO, Don Wiggins, Chamber of Commerce, Vice President.

Donna Carver | Morrow County Sentinel The new Ag Credit/Country Mortgages facility is located at 5362 State Route 42 in Mt. Gilead.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/09/web1_061.jpgDonna Carver | Morrow County Sentinel The new Ag Credit/Country Mortgages facility is located at 5362 State Route 42 in Mt. Gilead.

By Donna Carver

dcarver@civitasmedia.com