Producing Excellence

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

Edrick Grier
Grier Farms
Hemingway, SC
Long-time farmer Edrick Grier proves that diversification - on and off the farm - leads to long-term success.


Darren Grogan
Triple G Farms
Arlington, KY
Branching out from an extensive farming operation, this entrepreneur has started two farm-related businesses.


John Hansen
Hansen Quality Jerseys
Rupert, ID
A new rotary milking system enables this dairy operation to milk 1,100 cows in just five hours.


Marty Harrell
Harrell Nut Company
Camilla, GA
Global demand for pecans, most significantly from China, has led this sheller to significantly increase capacity at his two plants.


Andrew Hartshorn
Hartshorn Farms
Hamburg, AR
First generation farmer Andrew Hartshorn nearly tripled his acreage just four years after he started farming.


Harvey Heier
Heier Farms
Grainfield, KS
Investment in a local ethanol plant provides a consistent outlet for this corn and milo producer, even after almost doubling his acreage.


Aaron Hendricks
Floydada Cooperative Gin
Floydada, TX
Efficient use of machinery to increase production capacity has helped this cooperative cotton gin double in the past 10 years.


Brian Hicks
Nettiewyynnt Farm Limited Partnership
Tracy, MN
Underwater tile drainage systems remove excess water from the soil to enable planting operations to get going in the wet spring.


Burli Hopkins
Hopkins Farm Creamery
Lewes, DE
High quality ice cream combined with savvy use of social media have delivered success for this family creamery.


Mark Inness
Compost Technologies
Center, CO
This entrepreneur composts manure from local cattle operations into organic fertilizer used by local farmers.


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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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