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Meet Our Customers - Producing Excellence

Producing Excellence shares compelling stories of American farmers and ranchers, representing the diversity to be found in this thriving industry sector: operations large and small, organic and conventional, rural and urban, newcomers to agriculture and producers whose operations span generations. With financing from Farm Credit and critical services provided by rural utility companies also represented here, these successful business people are producing the food, fuel and fiber on which we all depend.

  • Krystal Teel

    Jonesboro, AR

    Role models, mentors and a special financing program for beginning farmers allowed this woman to pursue her farming dream. Read More »
  • Melissa Awtrey

    ​Brandon, TX

    At first making goat milk soap just for her family, this entrepreneur has built a successful retail business. Read More »
  • Cheyenne Rhodes

    Mount Jackson, VA

    Farm Credit employee and customer Cheyenne Rhodes and her husband started their own farm in 2015. Read More »
  • Julie Stinar

    Sharpsburg, MD

    Demand for this producer's trademarked beverages has grown so much that she's building a commercial kitchen. Read More »
  • Kristy Griffis Arnold

    Wayne County, GA

    "It's in your blood" says this farmer who's joined her family farming, cattle and embryo operation. Read More »
  • Delinda LaRue

    Dover, AR

    After successfully breeding goats for the competition circuit, this entrepreneur launched a goat milk soap line. Read More »
  • Clare Schilling

    New Athens, IL

    Managing a hog farm while raising a family and learning to speak Spanish is all in a day's work for this woman farmer. Read More »
  • Carolina West Wireless

    Wilkesboro, NC

    Carolina West Wireless is closing the “digital divide” by delivering rural broadband to its North Carolina customers. Read More »