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James Garvey Named New Chief Appraiser
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In his new role as Chief Appraiser, Garvey will lead the association’s appraisal function as well as conduct real estate and personal property appraisals in support of client needs.


James Garvey Named New Chief Appraiser for GreenStone FCS

GreenStone Farm Credit Services has announced James Garvey as the new Chief Appraiser based out of the corporate office in East Lansing.

Garvey steps into his new position with extensive knowledge of both the appraisal process and the Farm Credit System. After graduating from Michigan State University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance, Garvey took his first job with Federal Land Bank in Ann Arbor. He moved to Farm Credit Bank of St. Paul, Minnesota in 1987 where he managed appraisal functions for the state of Michigan. He also worked as the Chief Appraiser of Farm Credit Services of Michigans Heartland from 1992-1999, and then became the Senior Appraiser in 1999 when the four Farm Credit Associations in Michigan merged to form GreenStone Farm Credit Services.

In his new role as Chief Appraiser, Garvey will lead the associations appraisal function as well as conduct real estate and personal property appraisals in support of client needs. He is responsible for implementing the associations appraisal policies, program standards and procedures to ensure a consistent and effective appraisal process, and will assist regional staff in delivering outstanding service.

Outside of the workplace, Garvey and his wife farm a 300-acre centennial family farm in Charlotte. They manage a small Simmental beef cow/calf operation and raise corn, soybeans, and alfalfa. Garvey also enjoys reading, traveling, watching Michigan State University sports and spending time with his family. He is a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers and became an Accredited Rural Appraiser through the organization in 1990. He is also a member of the Michigan Farm Bureau and the National FFA Alumni Association.