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Apr 15, 2021

Legacy Ag Credit Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas — Legacy Ag Credit has named Heather Johnson chief financial officer of the northeast Texas financing cooperative.

Johnson has 29 years of experience in financial reporting, accounting and management in several industries. She has been with Legacy Ag Credit since 2011, most recently as controller. Previously at Legacy, she was accounting manager and a credit analyst.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Texas Christian University and is a certified public accountant.

“Heather’s role has grown significantly since she’s been with Legacy Ag Credit,” said Derrell Chapman, chief executive officer. “Her extensive experience, integrity and understanding of our business made her the ideal choice for chief financial officer.”

Johnson succeeds Daryl Belt, who retired after a 27-year Farm Credit career.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to join the seasoned management team here at Legacy Ag Credit,” she said. “As a borrower-owned cooperative, we have great people and a culture focused on serving our customers.”

Legacy Ag Credit finances agriculture, rural real estate, country homes, poultry farms, timber operations, ranchesyoung, beginning, small farms, and agribusinesses. Headquartered in Sulphur Springs, it has lending offices in Canton, Gilmer, Longview, Sulphur Springs and Terrell. It is a part of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of rural lending cooperatives.