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Farm Credit Services - Financial Services Officer Trainee


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


After Training:

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

during training.

Salary Range:

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

uncapped incentive.

FSO Trainees are provided with:

Company vehicle



Detailed training and development plan

Benefits Package valued at 30% of base salary – Go to: for details on benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree

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 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.

More Questions?


Tim Baker, Recruitment Specialist

Phone: 502-420-3850

Farm Credit Services of Mid-America

1601 UPS Drive

Louisville, Kentucky 40232


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Created at 6/27/2011 3:43 PM by Pava, Penny J.
Last modified at 6/27/2011 3:43 PM by Pava, Penny J.