January 29, 2015

Northwest FCS News


Wilson Named State President in Idaho

Spokane, Washington - January 28, 2015 – Northwest Farm Credit Services has named Blair Wilson as its Idaho State President, leading the Idaho Lending and Insurance team. Wilson also serves as a member of the organization’s Management Executive Committee and leads the company’s University of Idaho Relationship Team. Prior to this, Wilson served as senior vice president for the Financial Services Division, overseeing staff in Idaho and Oregon. He is now based in Nampa, Idaho.

Northwest FCS recently adopted a new frontline structure to bring three divisions together to form one team called Lending and Insurance. Northwest FCS’ goal is to improve knowledge sharing, efficiency and teamwork. Leadership at the state and branch levels has been enhanced to increase Northwest FCS’ local marketplace presence and better coordinate the company’s resources to serve its customers. Wilson is one of four state presidents named in the Northwest.

Wilson was raised on his family’s farm/ranch near Lapwai, Idaho. His brother still operates the family farm. Wilson graduated from the University of Idaho in Agribusiness and began his Farm Credit career working for the Federal Land Bank in Idaho Falls. He also worked in Northwest FCS’s Internal Audit department and spent three years as a liaison to the technology group.

Wilson has been involved with many ag-related groups including board and officer positions with Leadership Idaho Ag, Food Producers of Idaho, Idaho Co-op Council, Idaho Ag in the Classroom, University of Idaho Ag Consulting Council and the Idaho Cattle Association. He currently serves on the board of the Idaho Food Bank.

Northwest FCS is a customer-owned financial cooperative providing financing and related services to farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses, commercial fishermen, timber producers, rural homeowners and crop insurance customers in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Northwest FCS provides approximately $13 billion in loans and is a member of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of borrower-owned lending institutions that provide approximately $208 billion in loans to rural America.

Jennifer Rohrer
Public Relations Coordinator
509-340-5303 or Jennifer.Rohrer@northwestfcs.com