Knowledge Center Team

Meet the people behind the Knowledge Center who work to share farming information and spread the word about what's going on in agriculture.

Click on any of our names to send us an email, or feel free to give us a call!

Kay Manchester PhotoKay Manchester

Chief Training, Sales Development & Human Resources Officer

Kay Manchester is the Chief Training, Sales Development & HR Officer for Farm Credit of the Virginias where she has worked for over 10 years.  Her undergraduate degree is from Berea College in Berea KY and MBA from James Madison University in Harrisonburg VA.  She has led Human Resources, Training, Sales Development & Sales Operations teams in three industries.  She has a passion for learning and is currently on the board of a private high school in Charlottesville VA and is enrolled in a four year learning program for lay ministry offered within her church’s diocese.  She also is enrolled in the FCCServices Incubator Program, a newly launched opportunity for Executive Development.  When she is not working, learning or volunteering, she likes to enjoy the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  She and her husband of 33 years have one son who is a math major at the University of Chicago.  While her family is one generation removed from farming, she considers it an honor to be able to support the Knowledge Center team whose passion is agriculture and shares her passion for knowledge!

Phone: (540) 649-2373

Kyley-web.jpgKyley Clevenger

Knowledge Center Director

Kyley Clevenger joined Farm Credit of the Virginias in May of 2013 to serve as the Knowledge Center Coordinator and recently took over the Director position in May of 2017. She grew up on her family farm in Stephenson, VA showing livestock on the local, state and national level and participated on multiple livestock judging teams. Kyley graduated from Virginia Tech in 2009 with a B.S. degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics. Currently, she is actively involved in various agricultural organizations across the state such as the Ag Advisory Council, a local County Fair Board, VA State Fair – Sale of Champions Committee Member, VA Angus Women Auxiliary Member and Officer and VA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Advisory Board member. Outside of her time with Farm Credit and her involvement in local and state organizations, she is very much involved in the beef industry and continues to raise cattle.

She is blessed to be a part of this exciting endeavor with the Knowledge Center and is looking forward to working with the agricultural community.

Phone: (540) 463-5255

webert-picture-june-2014-crop-u39736.jpgRebecca Webert

Knowledge Center Communications and Events Specialist

Rebecca Webert joined Farm Credit of the Virginias in May of 2014 as the Knowledge Center Communications Specialist.  Rebecca has been involved in agriculture her whole life, growing up on her family farm in Shenandoah County.  She was active in 4-H and FFA, was on several judging teams including the Virginia Tech Collegiate Judging Team and showed cattle on a local, regional and national level.  Rebecca graduated from Virginia Tech in 2006 with a B.S. in Animal and Poultry Science and Texas A&M in 2008 with a M.S. in Animal Breeding.  Since then she has been the Executive Director of the Virginia Angus Association and most recently the Education and Information Coordinator for Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District.  She and her husband also own a business providing marketing and graphic design services to livestock producers.  She is excited to be a part of the Knowledge Center and looks forward to helping the agricultural community.

Phone: (540) 347-3344 ext. 5514

Sarah-Picture-for-Website.jpgSarah Scyphers

Knowledge Center Program Specialist

Sarah Scyphers joined the Knowledge Center team in October of 2018 as the Program Specialist responsible for our Ag Biz Planner, Ag Biz Basics and FarmLaunch Programs.  Sarah grew up on her family farm in Floyd, Virginia where she learned to care for livestock, showed lambs, and was involved in her county 4-H program.  Sarah graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. Degree in Animal and Poultry Science in 2005 and a M.S. Degree in Career and Technical Education in 2006 and spent 12+ years in the Agriculture classroom before joining the Knowledge Center.  Currently, Sarah is active in her church and serves her community and Agriculture by serving on her local fair board, serving on the Agriculture Advisory Council for her county Board of Supervisors and serving on a local Promise Walk for Preeclampsia planning committee to name a few.  She, her husband Aaron and their three children also operate their family farm, Springlake Livestock, where they raise cattle and sheep and enjoy showing livestock.
Sarah is very excited to join the Knowledge Center team and the Farm Credit family!

Phone: (276) 628-5191 ext. 1525