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Uncle Nearest Distillery

Our collaboration with the Uncle Nearest Distillery in Shelbyville, Tenn. enabled its founders to create a multi-generational destination south of Nashville where visitors can learn about the legacy of Nearest Green, the first known African American Master Distiller.

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We work alongside our customers every day to make their dreams come to life. This often means seeing their vision when others don’t. Our collaboration with the Uncle Nearest Distillery in Shelbyville, Tenn. enabled its founders to create a multi-generational destination south of Nashville where visitors can learn about the legacy of Nearest Green, the first known African American Master Distiller. Uncle Nearest’s commitment to share Nearest Green’s story is bringing new jobs and new businesses to a rural community already rich in history.


Farm Credit Mid-America territory includes Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio and Tennessee. Arkansas includes Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Desha (northeast of the White River), Greene, Lee, Mississippi, Phillips, Poinsett, and St. Francis counties. Missouri includes Carter, Ripley and Wayne counties. Kentucky excludes Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Marshall and McCracken counties. Ohio excludes Crawford, Hancock, Lucas, Marion, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, Wood and Wyandot counties. We serve all counties in Indiana and Tennessee. 

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