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Leadership Team

Mark Barker

Mark Barker

Head of Credit - Food and Agribusiness

Mark serves as Head of Credit for Food and Agribusiness for Farm Credit Mid-America. Starting in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, he began his career with Farm Credit Mid-America in 2001 and has served in a variety of roles since then including Financial Services Officer, Dealer Relationship Manager, Vice President of Agnition, Regional Vice President, and Senior Vice President of Agricultural Lending in Kentucky.

He holds a bachelor’s in Agricultural Economics from the University of Tennessee Knoxville, a master’s in Agricultural Economics from Murray State University, and a graduate degree from the Louisiana State University School of Banking. He is the current Chair of the Kentucky Ag Council and a board member of the Kentucky Ag Development Fund.

In recent years, Mark spent time coaching youth league and middle school football. He also enjoys playing golf. Mark lives in Crestwood, Kentucky with his wife of 24 years and their two teenage children.