Producing Excellence

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

Lee and Pat Kayhart
Lee and Pat Kayhart
Addison, VT
Living without his two arms for 30 years has not slowed down this Vermont dairyman, on the farm or off it.


Lisa and Brian Winner
Ross-Medford Farms
New Weston
Educating consumers and legislators about best practices in caring for laying hens helped Ohio farmers avoid a problematic ballot initiative.


Lisa and Gerry Kasberg
Birome Cotton Co.
Birome, TX
Cotton-gin operators Lisa and Gerry Kasberg have done the improbable: figured out how to turn trash into cash.


Maykia Yang & Jim Xiong
NewLife Farm, Rising Sons Farm & Elite Farm
Carthage, NC
Maykia Yang & Jim Xiong are growing a successful poultry operation, despite coming late to farming.


Norma and Darrell Cordova
Norma and Darrell Cordova
Denair, CA
Since leaving their careers to return to the farm, this couple has embraced technology and innovation to evolve their operation.


Paul Singleton & Geoff Haines
Pacific Produce
Kula, HI
Growing hydroponically produces high yields of lettuce year-round for these Hawaii entrepreneurs.


Rick Gillenwater and Kevin Young
Young Farms
Mound City, MO
These partners implemented precision technology and started a business to help other farmers do the same.


Rob, Bill and Jim Taylor
Taylor Brothers Farm
Meriden, NH
Artisan cheeses and high-quality maple syrup products provide strong profits for this family operation.


Ron and Lisa Blach
Ron and Lisa Blach
Yuma, CO
Basing his crop planting decisions on anticipated market prices helps ensure revenues for this Colorado farmer.


Ryan and Steve Brooks
Chalky Butte Ranch
Bowman, ND
These farmer/ranchers have grown their annual cattle auction to more than 1,500 head and their farm to 4,000 acres.


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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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