Producing Excellence

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

Jimmy Carter
Southern Belle Farm
McDonough, GA
Agri-tainment and education have become the focus for this long-time farm family.


John Casertano
N. Casertano Greenhouses and Farms
Cheshire, CT
A vibrant holiday decoration product line sustains a year-round revenue stream for this wholesale nursery.


Jim Danyow
Jim Danyow
Ferrisburg, VT
Close attention to detail has enabled this dairy farmer to grow dramatically over his four-decade career.


The Davenports
J.P. Davenport & Son
Pactolus, NC
This large, diversified crop and seed treatment company started as a 300-acre tobacco farm.


Dick Davidson
Davidson Farms
Columbus, OH
Many years as a farmer and a Farm Credit leader have given Dick Davidson a long-term view of agriculture.


Billy Dawson
Bay’s Best Feed
Heathsville, VA
Adding a grain mill to his operation has positioned this farmer to add value to his grain crops.


Steve and Kevin Dennis
Depue Warehouse
Maxwell, CA
Vertical integration in California's rice industry starts with growing seed and ends with milling for these successful brothers.


Dennis Derryck
Corbin Hill Road Farm
Schoharie County, NY
College professor Dennis Derryck organized local vegetable growers to help a Bronx community, and also become a farmer himself.


Mickey Diamond
Mickey Diamond
Jay, FL
Continually looking for new and better ways to grow his crops earned this Florida farmer an Innovator of the Year award.


Loren Doll
Loren Doll Incorporated
Dodge City, KS
Four inter-dependent companies contribute to the success of this integrated cattle operation.


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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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