Paxton Poitevint, Director of Business Development and Capital Markets with Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, was among 160 bankers who
received graduation diplomas on June 1 from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. This three-year program provides courses covering all aspects of banking, economics, and related subjects. Students traveled from twenty states and Mexico to participate in this Session.
Sponsored by 15 southern state bankers associations in cooperation with the Division of Continuing Education at LSU, the banking school requires attendance on campus for three years, with extensive bank study assignments between sessions. The faculty consists of bankers, business and professional leaders, and educators from all parts of the U.S.
During their three years at the Graduate School of Banking, students receive 180 hours of classroom instruction, thirty hours of reviews, planned evening study, and written final examinations at the end of each session.
Poitevint has been with Southwest Georgia Farm Credit for more than seven years. He earned a Bachelorís degree in Finance from the University of Georgia, and a Masterís in Business Administration from Georgia State University.
Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, headquartered in Bainbridge, is an agricultural lending cooperative owned by its member-borrowers. It provides farm loans for land, equipment, livestock and production, as well as rural home mortgages. It is part of the national Farm Credit System, a network of financial cooperatives established in 1916 to provide a dependable source of credit to farmers and rural America. For more information, visit SWGAFarmCredit.com.