Ag New Mexico Farm Credit, a rural lending cooperative, recently hired Shane Hall of Roswell as its chief lending officer.
Hall joins Ag New Mexico with a wealth of lending experience gained at Farm Credit of New Mexico, U.S. AgBank and First American Bank, where he was the Roswell bank center president.
Prior to starting his lending career, he taught agricultural education and coached football. He is a past president of the Roswell Chamber of Commerce and a current board member of the New Mexico Junior Livestock Foundation and Chaves County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for children.
A native of Amistad, Hall grew up in a ranching and farming family who also operated an auction company that he is still involved with today. He auctioneers at county and regional fairs and the New Mexico State Fair. Hall holds a degree in agricultural extension and education from New Mexico State University. He and his wife, Melanie, have a small cow-calf operation. The couple has two sons.
“I am very excited about joining Ag New Mexico,” Hall said. “I’m looking forward to developing business relationships with our borrowers that are based on mutual trust, communication and teamwork.”
Ag New Mexico is a borrower-owned cooperative that finances agricultural production, agribusiness operations, rural land and country homes. The co-op is headquartered in Clovis and has lending offices in Belen, Clovis and Las Cruces. It is a part of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of rural financing co-ops that will celebrate its 102nd anniversary this summer.