Mission: Farm Credit supports rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services, today and tomorrow.
AgFirst Farm Credit Bank provides funding and financial services to 19 Agricultural Credit Associations in 15 eastern states and Puerto Rico. These associations, operating as Farm Credit and Ag Credit associations, provide real estate and production financing to more than 80,000 farmers, agribusinesses, and rural homeowners. AgFirst reported assets of more than $30 billion.
AgFirst also operates a growing Capital Markets unit that arranges and participates in loans for agribusinesses across the nation, and a Correspondent Lending Market department that buys, sells and services rural home and agricultural loans.
Our mission is to provide services and funding that enable our associations to serve their markets in a competitive and efficient manner.
Our core values are:
AgFirst offers personal and professional growth in a rewarding role with one of South Carolina’s largest and most successful financial institutions. Just some of the benefits of working at AgFirst include:
AgFirst is committed to attracting and developing an outstanding team of employees and supporting each one to achieve his or her full potential.
Consider an exciting and rewarding career a leading organization and apply for a position with us. We have challenging career opportunities for successful professionals in a variety of fields.
Located in downtown Columbia, S.C., AgFirst has approximately 340 employees and is the largest financial institution headquartered in the state.
AgFirst’s primary business is to provide funding, operational support and technology services to 19 Agricultural Credit Associations in 15 eastern states and Puerto Rico. These associations, operating as Farm Credit and Ag Credit associations, provide real estate and production financing to 80,000 farmers, agribusinesses and rural homeowners. AgFirst reported assets of more than $27 billion as of March 31, 2014.
AgFirst also operates a growing Capital Markets unit that arranges and participates in loans for agribusinesses across the nation and a Correspondent Lending department that buys, sells and services rural home loans.
Diversity at AgFirst
AgFirst believes that an inclusive team of employees is the best way to serve our agricultural and agribusiness customers. AgFirst refers to our diversity initiatives as inclusion initiatives. With inclusion, AgFirst seeks to involve all employees, our management team, and our board of directors in fostering an environment that encourages and acknowledges the positive contributions individuals from all backgrounds can make in the success of our organization. By embracing and leveraging our unique strengths we establish ourselves as a positive corporate citizen and an employer of choice.
I worked at AgFirst full-time
Mission, values, work ethic. The company prides itself on efficiency and customer service.
Relatively flat structure with few management roles available.
Advice to Management
Try to provide more advancement opportunities to top performers.
I applied through other source. I interviewed at AgFirst (Columbia, SC) in August 2017.
After talking my way into an interview with HR because I didn't disclose my current salary, I met with the CS Manager and Supervisor. Supervisor wasn't even allowed to speak for herself. Manager was defensive throughout (most likely because I was a man which threaten her).