CONTACT US SITE MAP LENDING LOCATIONS
Home  /  News Releases  /  
For Immediate Release
March 30, 2010
For more information, contact:
Stan Ray, Vice President of
Marketing and Corporate Affairs
(512) 465-0577

Dr. Charles Gilliland Honored by Farm Credit Bank

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Texas A&M University research economist and rural real estate expert Dr. Charles Gilliland received the highest award presented by the Farm Credit Bank of Texas (FCBT), when he was inducted into the bank’s Academy of Honor on March 25.

The award establishes a $10,000 scholarship, which will be presented in Gilliland’s name to a student enrolled at a university of his choice.

The FCBT Academy of Honor, created in 1968, recognizes significant contributions and outstanding service in the field of agriculture and rural financing.

“As an expert in rural land valuation and property taxes, Dr. Gilliland has contributed more to Farm Credit’s understanding of rural real estate issues than any other individual,” FCBT Board Vice Chairman Jimmy Dodson said, in presenting the award. “For two decades, Farm Credit Bank of Texas and its affiliated lending cooperatives have depended on Dr. Gilliland’s analysis of essential land value data to track real estate trends and understand events that impact our business.”

Dodson noted that Gilliland is respected throughout the U.S. appraisal industry and rural real estate sector for his in-depth research on rural land markets, appraisal issues, property taxation, property rights issues and land development matters. He has provided testimony to the U.S. Senate and the Texas Legislature and is sought out as a consultant to law firms, private businesses and trade associations.

“His ability to explain complex issues in simple terms has made him the ‘go to’ person for Realtors, the media, government, corporations and others who have questions about rural land,” added Ralph W. Cortese, FCBT board chairman.

Gilliland has served on the Real Estate Center staff of Mays Business School at Texas A&M University since 1977. For his service to Texas A&M University, he was appointed the Helen and O.N. Mitchell Fellow in Real Estate at Mays Business School last year.

The Academy of Honor presentation to Gilliland was made during the FCBT annual meeting in San Antonio.
Farm Credit Bank of Texas provides financing to 19 rural lending cooperatives, which in turn finance agricultural producers, agribusinesses, rural homeowners and other landowners in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas.

Farm Credit Bank of Texas provides financing to 19 rural lending cooperatives, which in turn finance agricultural producers, agribusinesses, rural homeowners and other landowners in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas.

PHOTO available at https://www.farmcreditbank.com/gilliland.jpg

Cutline:
Dr. Charles Gilliland, center, accepts the Farm Credit Bank of Texas Academy of Honor award for 2010 from the bank’s board chairman, Ralph W. Cortese, left, and vice chairman, Jimmy Dodson. The award establishes a $10,000 scholarship in Gilliland’s name.