Ben Chandler of Madison, MS was recently promoted to Managing Director of the Poultry Division for First Financial Bank. Chandler is a 2010 graduate of Mississippi State University with a BS in Agricultural Economics. He worked for the Mississippi Poultry Association as their Grower Relations Coordinator until 2013 when he became a lending officer for First Financial's Carthage, MS location.
First Financial Bank of Carthage recently awarded two scholarships totaling $1,500 per year to two poultry science seniors at Mississippi State University. A committee of educators chose the recipients and the funding was provided through the Mississippi Poultry Foundation.
On December 20, 2018, President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law which brought about some fundamental changes to the USDA Farm Service Agency's (FSA) farm loan programs. One of the most significant changes to the FSA farm loan programs was increasing loan limits for FSA's guaranteed and direct Farm Ownership and Operating Loans.
Over the past couple of years, we have seen an increase in poultry farms being bought and sold.
First Financial Bank of Carthage recently awarded two scholarships totaling $1,500 per year to two poultry science seniors at Mississippi State University.