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When you step into our Amarillo office, you will likely be greeted by one of our friendly loan officers. They help our shareholders navigate the financing process SO that their operations thrive. They are the heartbeat of our organization, working tirelessly to make your dreams a reality. Their dedication to you is proof of who they are as people at work and home.

Clay Conrad

Clay has served as a loan officer with us for five years and has a deep connection to the agricultural industry. As loyal customers for over three decades, Clay’s family is no stranger to Plains Land Bank. Their farming and ranching operation east of Claude is where Clay first tasted the joy of a hard day’s work. That’s also where his passion for ag all started.

His dedication is rooted in a profound respect for the values and work ethic of all those in the industry. “People who work in or grew up in agriculture are the best people in the world,” said Clay, praising their honesty, politeness, determination, and unrivaled discipline.

As a loan officer, Clay embraces the competitive, customer-first mentality of his role, thinking outside the box to meet clients’ unique needs.

Beyond his work, Clay actively contributes to the agricultural community, raising cattle and volunteering at events like the Armstrong County Stock Show. For Clay, the industry is a way of life he’s proud to be part of.

Kyle Horsford

Stratford native Kyle Horsord joined the Plains Land Bank team in June of 2023. His love for agriculture took root at an early age. By third grade, he showed livestock and competed in 4H and FFA competitions. With both grandfathers being cotton farmers on the South Plains, Kyle spent summers on their farms, fostering a genuine passion for the agricultural way of life. From there he served as a VP for the Sherman County 4H and President of the Stratford FFA chapter.

As a loan officer, Kyle says he has found his calling. He loves working with like-minded people, both coworkers and customers. His days are filled with analyzing credits, visiting properties, and staying up to date with agricultural topics. However, Kyle’s favorite aspect of the job is helping others fulfill their dreams in the ag industry.

But, Kyle is not just fulfilling his own dreams on the job; he raises show pigs on the side. “I’m still raising show pigs with my brother and dad. We have 35-40 litters per year,” said Kyle.

Sterling Scott

Sterling joined the Plains Land Bank team in 2023. He grew up in Wolfforth, Texas, where he was an active member of the Lubbock County 4-H and the Frenship FFA Chapter. Through these organizations, he honed his skills in showing sheep, goats, and steers, competing at local, state, and national levels. It laid the foundation for his interest in agriculture. Out of high school, he attended South Plains College and Texas Tech University, earning a degree in Animal Science.

His favorite part about working as a loan officer at Plains Land Bank is making a positive impact on the agricultural community. “Whether it’s helping a young farmer purchase their first piece of land, supporting a family operation through tough times, or assisting with generational transitions, every success story reinforces the importance of our work,” said Sterling.

Sterling says the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of the ag industry inspires him each day. It’s all about advancing agricultural practices, ensuring food security, environmental sustainability, and economic prosperity for future generations.

Trent Tyson

Born and raised in Lubbock County, with a family ranch in Lipscomb County, Tyson’s upbringing was deeply intertwined with the farming way of life. His parents were teachers, and they lived on a ten-acre homestead west of New Deal. Trent’s summers involved working on farms and he was actively involved in FFA, showing livestock throughout his high school years.

After obtaining his Bachelor’s in Agribusiness and a Master’s in Agri-Business & Economics from West Texas A&M University, Tyson’s passion for agriculture led him to join Plains Land Bank in 2011. His favorite part about working for Plains Land Bank is our borrowers and stockholders.

Trent currently serves as the Branch President of our Amarillo office. “The opportunity to help a young producer that is starting his operation purchase his first piece of land, or work with an established producer to grow and expand their operation is what I get up for every morning. We work for the greatest and hardest working people and the opportunity to help make them successful is very rewarding,” says Trent.

Clay, Kyle, Sterling, and Trent each represent the spirit of the Plains Land Bank community. With deep roots in agriculture and a lifetime of hands-on experience, they understand the challenges and triumphs that come with this industry. Their passion fuels their commitment to serving our stockholders, providing the support and resources needed to build lasting legacies.

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