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Texas Farm Credit Employee Honored As 2021 Tommy Dean Shearrer Community Champion

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Posed group photo with the recipients of a large donation for their home renovation project from Texas Farm Credit

LeAnn Beasley presents $2,500 donation to MissionNac in front of their current house renovation project for a local family in Nacogdoches County.

LeAnn Beasley has received Texas Farm Credit’s 2021 Tommy Dean Shearrer Community Champion Award, which includes a $2,500 donation to a charity of her choice.

Beasley has selected MissionNAC, a non-profit organization established in 2012 and exists to inspire churches of Nacogdoches to come together in unity, amidst diversity, to be a “City set on a hill,” for the betterment of their community.

Beasley, a senior credit analyst at Texas Farm Credit, recently volunteered assisting their efforts in lending a hand to locals in the city. To date, MissionNAC has roofed, scraped and painted, built porches and carports, replaced windows and trim, delivered furniture, mowed yards, gardened, trimmed trees, and landscaped for their neighbors at no cost to them.

“God is good! I am very grateful for TFC giving me the opportunity to donate to MissionNac,” said Beasley. “MissionNac focuses on being THE Church of Nacogdoches by showing the love of God to others. Serving in MissionNac not only allows us to help those in need, it creates friendships and encourages more fellowship within the Nacogdoches community and for that, I am so grateful!”

Beasley was selected for this award by Texas Farm Credit’s Inclusion Leadership Council because of her ongoing passion and volunteer efforts within Nacogdoches. This donation is part of Texas Farm Credit’s Passion Forward initiative which aims to give back 2% of their annual net income to local agricultural and charitable organizations each year.

The Tommy Dean Shearrer Community Champion Award was created in 2018 in remembrance of Texas Farm Credit’s former customer and board member who was killed while assisting a stranded motorist in 2012. The Atascosa County farmer and rancher would often say, “We need to support the community where we live. Our community provides for us, and we should be involved in our community.” Shearrer was known for his strong sense of civic duty. He joined the FFA in high school and later advanced to FFA state vice president in 1975. He became active in the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and Pleasanton Cowboy Homecoming Association to help promote his hometown. An advocate of weather research and technology, he was president of the local, state, and national chapters of the Weather Modification Association. He also had been a county commissioner and was an elder at his church.

Texas Farm Credit (TFC) is an agricultural lending cooperative that provides competitive rates, flexible terms, and personal service to farmers, ranchers, rural residents, and agribusiness firms from the Red River to the Rio Grande Valley. Not only does TFC finance a wide range of farming and ranching operations, it also offers home and rural real estate mortgage loans, as well as provides a variety of insurance services to its members. Headquartered in Robstown, Texas, TFC serves 100 Texas counties and is part of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of rural lending co-ops established in 1916.

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