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AgFirst Overview

Columbia, SC
501 to 1000 employees
1988
Company - Private
Finance
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
AgFirst Farm Credit Bank is a cooperative providing funding, technology and other services to Associations throughout the majority of the East Coast and Puerto Rico.

Our dedicated employees work cooperatively to provide a broad range of technology solutions ... Read more

Mission: Farm Credit supports rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services, today and tomorrow.

AgFirst – Why Work For Us?


CORPORATE PROFILE

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:

  • Diversity – We strive to create a workforce that contributes to its full potential in an inclusive work environment.

  • Integrity – Our principles guide us to do the right thing. We treat each other with respect, fairness and honesty.

  • Kinship – We value our Farm Credit family atmosphere of mutual concern and caring for one another.

  • Leadership – We mentor, motivate and develop employees to prepare them to contribute to the success of our customers and company.

  • Performance – While maintaining individual accountability, we work as a team to make results happen.

  • Service – We share a personal responsibility to maintain our customer’s loyalty and trust.

Rewarding Careers

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:

  • A warm, collaborative and family-friendly atmosphere;
  • Value and appreciation as a team player;
  • Competitive compensation and benefits; and
  • Ongoing personal and professional development.

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.

AgFirst Profile

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.

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    Pros

    Mission, values, work ethic. The company prides itself on efficiency and customer service.

    Cons

    Relatively flat structure with few management roles available.

    Advice to Management

    Try to provide more advancement opportunities to top performers.

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AgFirst Interviews

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    I applied through other source. I interviewed at AgFirst (Columbia, SC) in August 2017.

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    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).

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AgFirst Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in South Carolina (Large), Best Companies Group, 2009
  • Best Places to Work in South Carolina (Large), Best Companies Group, 2008

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