Tom Zack Evans has assumed a Loan Officer position with the Paris office of Central Kentucky Ag Credit.
He is a lifelong resident of Harrison County, a farmer in Harrison County, and currently serves on the Harrison County Fair Board. Evans is well-known throughout many counties in the Bluegrass Region for his service to agriculture.
His work with the Paris Office of Ag Credit is effective immediately. He will be active in Harrison and Bourbon counties.
Prior to being appointed to the Paris Ag Credit Loan Officer position, Evans served with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Paris for 4-1/2 years.
He was a program technician with USDA, where he administrated the Farm Bill Program, including direct grain payments, was active in the conservation reserve program, in the Geo Special Information Systems (GIS) program in Bourbon County, and other Farm Bill programs.
Before his FSA experience Evans served with the Harrison County Soil Conservation District as a conservation technician.
He is a resident of Harrison County, where he owns a 31-acre farm, specializing in production of alfalfa hay for commercial sale, primarily to horse farms.
He grew up in Harrison County on his mother’s 120-acre farm (Joyce Colson), where the primary farm enterprises were production of Hampshire sheep, an Angus cow/calf operation, tobacco, and alfalfa.
He also worked on his step father’s 110-acre farm (Paul Colson), where primary enterprises were production of Brown Swiss dairy cattle, tobacco, alfalfa and corn for silage. Evans and his family produced about 20 acres of Burley tobacco until 2010.
Evans earned his education at the University of Kentucky (UK) and at Northern Kentucky University (NKU).
While a student at UK, he worked on the Coldstream Dairy Farm, a spinoff from his extensive experience as a youth.
He showed Brown Swiss dairy cattle at major fairs and shows in a multi-state region as a youngster, was a member of both 4-H and FFA, and served as vice president of the Harrison County FFA Chapter.
He obtained his B.A. Degree in Organizational Leadership from Northern Kentucky University, and was included on the Dean’s List.
Evans’ activity with agriculture organizations is extensive.
He is a former board member on the Harrison County Ag Development Board (also known as the Phase I Board), and was chairman of that board for two years. He is also a former Harrison County Farm Bureau board member, and he is a current member of the Harrison County Fair Board.
Evans and his wife, the former Kayleigh Vallandingham, are parents of a 1-year-old daughter, Audrey. The family will continue to reside in Harrison County.