2006 Apex Winner
Mr. Phil Kimmel is Senior Vice President of Business Development at Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, a $10 billion financial lending cooperative headquartered in Louisville Kentucky . He leads the marketing, agribusiness, leasing, appraisal and credit functions and is responsible for pursuing market growth opportunities and improving pricing and capital positions for the organization. He has almost 30 years of agricultural lending experience within the Farm Credit System.
Phil Kimmel has been an avid supporter of continuing education for farmers in Indiana and the other three states in Farm Credit Services Mid-America's (FCSMA) trade territory: Ohio , Kentucky and Tennessee . His desire to help producers in the four-state area improve their managerial abilities led him to the Center For Food and Agricultural Business and the Department of Agricultural Economics. Phil was the FCSMA partner in developing the very successful Executive Institute for Commercial Producers (EICP) program. Some 99 participants from young farm families across the region participated in one of the three, 11-day sessions that were conducted. In a telling gesture of support, Phil participated in all 33 days of the total program. And, since EICP has been completed, Phil has continued to invest in an alumni event bringing EICP graduates together in Louisville , Kentucky at the FCSMA headquarters for an update session.
Phil is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. He and his wife, Linda, have two children and reside in Prospect, Kentucky .