Mission: Farm Credit supports rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services today and tomorrow.
DEDICATED TO AGRICULTURE IN GOOD TIMES AND BAD
Yankee Farm Credit is part of the national Farm Credit System, the number one lender to U.S. agriculture and Rural America since 1916. For more than 100 years, we have been a reliable source of credit to farmers – in good times and bad.
Nearly all loan decisions are made right in your local office, not in some distant office in Boston, Buffalo or New York City.
Your Yankee Farm Credit loan officer is a professional who knows the ins and outs of agricultural businesses, and makes a point to thoroughly understand your business and its financial needs.
Yankee offers additional services tailored to the needs of people in agriculture: tax preparation and planning, financial record keeping, business consulting, appraisals, equipment leases, credit life insurance and more.
Yankee Farm Credit loan officers and financial service experts come right to your place of business, walk your property and observe your operation, just to learn about your business and to provide the best possible service.
COMMITTED TO THE AG COMMUNITY
Yankee proudly sponsors of dozens of agricultural, community and civic activities including: FFA, Northeast Ag Enhancement Program, 4H, University of Vermont Dairy Products Resource Center, New England Dairy Compact, Vermont Dairy Industry Association, UVM Extension System, and Farm Bureau.
MONEY AT A FAIR PRICE
As a borrower-owned cooperative, Yankee is committed to providing the best value in the marketplace. Our rates are very competitive and we structure our terms to match your cash flow. In fact, we invite you to compare our rates with those of other commercial lenders.
OWNERSHIP HAS ITS PRIVILEGES
When you become a Yankee Farm Credit borrower, you become a member of a financial cooperative with stockholder voting rights and an opportunity to share in the distribution of patronage dividends. These dividends are based on interest, or "patronage," accrued by members to the cooperative and returned to borrowers following the end of every calendar year in which our net earnings meet objectives.
Yankee Farm Credit is committed to conducting its affairs to the highest standards.
This Code of Ethics applies to all employees and directors and supplements the Association's Standard of Conduct Policies and related disclosures. The Code of Ethics will be included in the Standards of Conduct disclosure process. Employees with responsibility for the preparation and distribution of financial statements will complete a more detailed acknowledgment relating to these activities.
The Association expects all of its employees and directors to act in accordance with the highest standards of personal and professional integrity in all aspects of their activities. Employees and directors are expected to comply with all laws, rules and regulations, to deter wrongdoing, and to abide by the Association’s Standard of Conduct Policies and related directives.
Employees responsible for the preparation and distribution of financial statements and related disclosures shall provide relevant information that is true, accurate, and complete to members, CoBank, the Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation, FCA, and any other duly authorized individual, entity, or governing body.
Each employee and director agrees as follows:
Each employee and director further agrees as follows:
Any questions regarding the best course of action in a particular situation should promptly be directed to the Standards of Conduct Official or the Chairman of the Audit Committee. Any individual contacting the Standards of Conduct Official or the Chairman of the Audit Committee may remain anonymous when reporting a possible violation of this Code of Ethics. There is also an option to report any situation anonymously via Yankee’s whistleblower hotline/website.
I have been working at Yankee Farm Credit full-time (More than a year)
Able to actively make a difference in people’s lives. Consistently learning new things - agriculture related as well as finance and lending.
Small company with a big portfolio - working to find a good balance following some management and operational changes.
Advice to Management
Keep finding the team players! We are in a time of change and we need to be proactive if we are to continue to provide excellent services. Continued learning and adaptability are key skills here.
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