Executive Vice President/Chief Credit Officer
Ralph D. Stewart has been with the Farm Credit System since 1997. Before joining Alabama Farm Credit in 2009, he served as a branch manager and regional vice president at Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, where he was responsible for approximately $700 million in assets. Before joining the Farm Credit System, Mr. Stewart worked as a University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension agent. He has a bachelor’s degree in natural resources management from the University of Tennessee at Martin and holds a law degree from the Nashville School of Law. Mr. Stewart grew up in the rural community of McEwen, Tenn. After law school, he served as an interim prosecutor for the 21st Judicial District in Tennessee. He is a lifetime FFA Alumni member and a Shriner. In addition, he is part-owner in a family cow-calf operation, farming over 350 acres in Tennessee. Mr. Stewart is a graduate of the Farm Credit Leadership College and Joint Leadership Development Program.