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 Chas. S. Middleton and Son.
Vann retired from Farm Credit at the end of May 2015. When he retired, he was vice president of collateral risk management/chief appraiser for the Farm Credit Bank of Texas. 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 appraiser and took on the duties of the chief appraiser in 1995.
He has served on national committees including the Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council (TAFAC) 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 was presented with the Award of Appreciation in 2015 for outstanding dedication and service to the rural real estate industry. He is a member of the Texas Alliance of Land Brokers and has served as a board member and president.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Education from 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 served as president of the Texas Chapter of the ASFMRA in 2016 and currently is a member of the chapter’s Ethics and Standards Committee. He is a past president of the Lampasas County Livestock Association.
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, Leigh, have three married daughters and six grandchildren.
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