Farm Credit's mission has been the cornerstone of our success for 100 years. Our employees recognize that the work they do, in whatever capacity, helps American farmers and ranchers feed the nation and the world. Our focus on this mission drives us to work hard to deliver loans, leases and other financial products that truly help these hard-working men and women, who also happen to be the owners and members of our cooperative businesses.
Alongside this commitment to our borrower owners is a passion to serve the communities in which we live and work. You'll find Farm Credit employees supporting 4-H and FFA activities, selling hot dogs at the local high school football game and volunteering at food banks. You'll also find them offering their expertise in leadership roles in business and industry groups working toward economic and industry growth and stability. And, as commitment to community is one of the guiding principles of cooperatives, you'll find that our organizations are also strong financial supporters of community organizations.
At Farm Credit, diversity is the multiple dimensions across which we interact. It is valuing and respecting our similarities and differences resulting in an inclusive mentality and environment. Diversity is both visible and invisible, and is best measured through the ideas generated, the organizational culture created, and the overall results achieved.
Through our involvement in diverse industries and activities, we understand the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We embrace our differences, and believe that by listening to and considering a variety of ideas from a diversity of people and perspective, our organizations and our employees are strengthened.
Changes in the agricultural sector are affecting the value of agricultural assets—land, equipment and grain inventories—that show up on farmers’ balance sheets, and will have an impact on owners’ equity and working capital. Read More »
Nothing is better for college students to help bolster their resume than real-world experience in their chosen field. Farm Credit and the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) have teamed up for the third straight year up to deliver an exciting professional development opportunity to a select group of agricultural communications students who will collect and distribute original content on NAMA's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels during the 2016 Agri-Marketing Conference. Apply now for the opportunity to join the 2016 NAMA Social Media Corps! Read More »
In 2011, Heather Gibson was introduced to Farm Credit at the AFA Leaders Conference. She interned with American AgCredit in Wichita, Kan. after she earned a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from Kansas State University. Next, she began her graduate studies in agricultural economics to Kansas State, and American AgCredit offered her a full-time job opportunity. Read More »
Farm Credit is a proud support of the AgChat Foundation through the National Contributions Program. The AgChat Foundation empowers farmers, ranchers and other agvocates to connect through social media platforms and has built the highly visible #AgChat community on Twitter. Read More »