CLOVIS, N.M. – Ginger Garrett recently joined Ag New Mexico, Farm Credit Services, ACA as chief financial officer, bringing a wealth of accounting and management experience to the rural financing cooperative.
For the past nine years, Garrett was the chief financial officer at High Plains Federal Credit Union. Previously, she was an internal auditor for ENMR-Plateau, a telecommunications company. Early in her career, she was a farm and ranch analyst for New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Garrett holds a bachelor of business administration degree with a concentration in finance from the University of Houston, a bachelor of accountancy degree from New Mexico State University and a master of business administration degree from Eastern New Mexico University. She was reared north of Clovis on a small farm and ranch.
“We are very pleased to have Ginger on the Ag New Mexico team,” said Frank Shelton, Ag New Mexico chief executive officer. “Her unique combination of experience in financial reporting, auditing and Extension work will be a great asset to our association as we serve the rural communities and farming and ranching industries of New Mexico.”
Ag New Mexico is a customer-owned rural lending cooperative that finances agricultural production, agribusiness and rural real estate. Headquartered in Clovis, the co-op was founded in 1934 and has lending offices in Belen, Clovis and Las Cruces. It is a part of the nationwide Farm Credit System, the oldest and largest source of rural financing in the United States.