Deputy Administrator for Farm Loan Programs

James Radintz

Deputy Administrator for Farm Loans Programs
Farm Service Agency
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Washington, D.C.

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James F. (Jim) Radintz was appointed deputy administrator for Farm Loans Programs in the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in  September 2015. In this position, Radintz oversees a $21 billion loan portfolio and provides leadership, management and direction to the direct and guaranteed lending programs at the Farm Service Agency. This includes management of annual authorizations of over $5 billion in new loans and loan guarantees, and a portfolio of direct and guaranteed loans of $21 billion.

Prior to this position, Radintz served as assistant deputy administrator for Farm Loans Programs where he assisted the deputy administrator in providing leadership, policy direction, and management of credit origination, underwriting, and portfolio management for FSA farm lending in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Pacific Protectorates.

Radintz is a three-time recipient of the Secretary's Honor Award, one of the highest awards given by the Secretary of Agriculture. Most recently, he was recognized with an individual honor award from the Secretary for “Personal and Professional Excellence” in 2013.

Radintz grew up on a family farm in Iredell County, North Carolina. He graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from North Carolina State University and received a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) in financial management from Virginia Tech. He is also a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute and completed the Senior Executive Fellows Program at Harvard University. Radintz’s 35-year federal career includes service as a county supervisor in USDA field offices, and as senior loan officer, branch chief, and director of Loan Making.

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