Financial Services Officer Trainee
What is a “Trainee”?
Financial Services Officer Trainees are individuals who enter Farm Credit’s fast-paced,
year-round training program to become a fully functional Financial Services Officer – a
competitive, goal-oriented sales and marketing role. A Financial Services Officer’s
responsibilities are not only to sell and market financial products to potential and existing
customers (farmers and agri-businesses), but to build relationships with these clients and
meet their needs. Also, a successful FSO maintains a positive presence in the rural areas
he or she serves by becoming involved in community organizations and events. Farm
Credit Services of Mid-America will provide the tools and “know-how” to become a
valued employee for our company through our extensive, hands-on training.
What to Expect:
During a 12-18 month period, trainees will be assigned a field office location with a FSO
Partner who will provide diverse job shadowing opportunities of daily activities in and
out of the office.
In addition to the field job shadowing, trainees complete required course work and attend
classroom training every 4-6 weeks at our Central Office in Louisville, Kentucky. This
structured training is where trainees begin to learn the products and services Farm Credit
has to offer. The basics of sales, marketing and finance are also an integral portion of the
program, coupled with the opportunity to meet and learn with other FCS employees.
Directly following a training session, trainees will have individual, hands-on learning of
the topic with a “Subject Matter Expert” in the field or appropriate department. Our
training coordinator will assist you in scheduling your training sessions and follow-up
visits. Some of the training courses include:
New Employee Orientation
Introduction to Credit Analysis
Business Development (Strategies for sales calls and building customer
A sales territory will be assigned during or near completion of the training program.
Trainees are encouraged to apply for specific locations as they come available any time
Starting base salary for trainees is $40,000 plus a $3,500 signing bonus which can be
used for relocation assistance. Furthermore, trainees can earn incentive – up to 20% of
base salary during training. After training, FSO’s continue to earn a base salary with
FSO Trainees are provided with:
Detailed training and development plan
Benefits Package valued at 30% of base salary – Go to:
http://www.farmcreditfoundations.com/Mid-AmericaBenefits/ for details on benefits.
Experience or background in agriculture (personal or professional)
No experience in Finance required!
How do I apply?
To learn more about Farm Credit Services of Mid-America and to apply for positions,
please visit www.e-farmcredit.com and click on Careers>Career Opportunities>Job
Listings>View all Positions> Financial Services Officer Trainee – Indiana.
About Farm Credit Services of Mid- America:
Farm Credit Services of Mid-America is a $17 billion Ag lending cooperative serving
over 85,500 customer members throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee.
With more than 850 staff members and 96 offices, we offer solutions for farm real estate
financing, operating loans, equipment loans and leases and rural housing.
Tim Baker, Recruitment Specialist
Farm Credit Services of Mid-America
1601 UPS Drive
Louisville, Kentucky 40232