12th Jan, 2017

Chas. S. Middleton and Son Welcomes New Agent, Robby Vann

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Robby Vann

New Agent for Central Texas and Hill Country

Robby Vann spent 33 years with Farm Credit working in the agricultural industry throughout the Texas District which includes the states of Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Having retired from Farm Credit he now offers his services to the public through his association with Chars. S. Middleton and Son.

Vann retired from Farm Credit the end of May 2015 after 33 years. When he retired he was vice president of collateral risk management/chief appraiser for the Farm Credit Bank of Texas. In this position he was responsible for the bank’s collateral risk management including appraisal standards and collateral risk assessment systems. He advised on collateral evaluation/appraisal underwriting for large complex transactions located throughout the nation. These transactions included all types of facilities and industries involved in the production of food and fiber for the nation. He was responsible for collateral evaluation regulatory compliance as well as maintaining compliance with national appraisal, flood insurance and environmental regulations and guidelines. He maintained a relationship with the Texas A&M Real Estate Center to trend rural land markets throughout the five state district and developed the collateral indexing process used to monitor collateral risk within the bank and associations portfolio based on these trends.

Vann began his career in 1980 as the assistant county extension agent in Deaf Smith County, Texas, the largest agricultural county in the state. His Farm Credit career began in 1982 as a loan officer in the Federal Land Bank Association of Waco, where he later advanced to vice president. He joined the Farm Credit Bank of Texas in 1989 as an engineer appraiser working on special projects including studies for irrigation, dairies and farm budgets. He was promoted to senior appraiser in 1993 and director of appraisal standards in 1995. He was promoted again in July 2002 to vice president of appraisal standards.

He has served on national Farm Credit System committees including being an appraiser representative to the Review, Audit and Appraisal Workgroup and a representative to the Farm Credit System Crop Insurance Group. He represented the Farm Credit System nationally on the Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council in Washington, D.C from 2001 to 2007. Vann is also a member of the Rural Land Council of the Texas A&M Real Estate Center and the Texas Alliance of Land Brokers.

Vann is a graduate of Tarleton State University and is a state-certified general appraiser in Texas. He was awarded the Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) designation from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) in 2006, which is awarded to those members who meet stringent requirements in experience, education, passed rigid examinations and abide by the ASFMRA code of ethics. He is the current past president of the Texas Chapter of the ASFMRA having served as president through September 2016.

He was born and raised in Burnet County and still operates the family ranch there having been in the ranching business in Burnet and Lampasas Counties since the 1980s. He currently has his office in his home near Lampasas and enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife of 30 years, Leigh, have two married daughters and one daughter in pharmacy school at TAMU who is engaged to be married. He especially enjoys spending time with the newest addition to the family, 18 month old granddaughter Rylie.

Feel free to contact Robby for your real estate needs.

Cell Phone: 512.423.8112 

Email: robby@csmandson.com

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