Producing Excellence

Producing Excellence shares compelling stories of American farmers and ranchers, both newcomers to agriculture and producers who span generations.

Darryl W. Rhodes
U.S. AgBank
Wichita, KS
U.S. AgBank's president and CEO plans his retirement after four decades of service to the Farm Credit System and its customers.


Donnie and Carol Ansley
Red Canyon Ranch
Moriarty, NM
Breeding and raising their own elk gives this hunting lodge a leg up with hunters from around the world.


Donnie Montgomery and David Bower
Homestead Creamery
Burnt Chimney, VA
Launching a creamery and a home delivery service has helped these partners expand their dairy farms.


Dr. Bart Heuler
A & P Growers
Bowie, AZ
Improved pistachio "super trees" deliver increased yields for this Arizona farmer, producing 40% more than the U.S. average.


Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation
Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation
Jersey City, NJ
Working closely with a local non-profit organization offers employees multiple ways to contribute to the lives of women and children.


Fred and Jeanie Schields
F&J Farms
Goodland, KS
A unique flex-lease arrangement with their landlords shares the risks and the rewards of this farming operation.


Gail and Millie Allen
Broken Spear Ranch
Timpas, CO
These Colorado ranchers prove that building a legacy can extend beyond business to also benefiting their community.


Greenleaf Nursery Co.
Greenleaf Nursery Co.
Parkhill, OK
Changes in weather conditions led this major nursery to develop self-propagated plants, which are now virtually all it sells.


Greg and Karen Lambrecht
Serpent Ridge Vineyard
Westminster, MD
Homemade wine makers Greg and Karen Lambrecht turned their hobby into a successful vineyard that continues to expand.


Harold and Eric Tanouye
Green Point Nurseries
Hilo, HI
Innovation and sustainability have been watchwords for this Hawaiian flower producer for more than two decades.


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Oxnard, CA

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Farm Credit by the Numbers

  • 1,062,364
    Number of Loans at Dec. 31, 2016
  • 500,000
    Farm Credit Customers Nationwide
  • $253 Billion
    Total Loan Volume at Dec. 31, 2016
  • $12.2 billion
    New Loans to Small Farmers and Ranchers in 2014

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