“When you work with farmers at the level we do, you develop a warm and professional business relationship and an appreciation for what the farm community means to Western Kentucky and Tennessee.”
–Ken Wade, Founder
Success in farming today requires more than just being a good farmer. It also requires that you be a financial strategist. It’s important that you have a well-thought-out and well-executed plan for using money to make money.
It doesn’t take a mathematician or an economist to know that, over the long run, a business that manages its risks is likely to make more profit than a business that just accepts risks. Learn management advantages and how they can help lower your risks, develop profit opportunities, and ensure your farm’s prosperity.
Kenny and Jerilyn Wade founded Wade Farm Financial Services in 1985 in order to cater specifically to farmers’ unique financial needs. For the first six months they ran the business out of their Mayfield home until they were able to rent a space at the Graves County Farm Bureau building in 1986. It was just the two of them and a part-time employee.
In 1989 they opened the Kevil office, managed by Teddi Powell.
In 1992 the WFFS main office moved to the old Graves County Chamber of Commerce building–and it is still there to this day.
In 2009, after 24 years in business, Kenny turned over ownership of Wade Farm Financial Services to his daughter, Penny Wade Smith, who remains owner and manager.
In 2016, WFFS opened its Clinton Office, managed by Jarrod Burgess.
In 2019, Jarrod Burgess purchased the Clinton and Kevil offices and continues to operate them under the WFFS name.