With banking partners across the country, Agri-Access has a lot of experience working with all types of commodities. Orchards, row crops, timber land, livestock operations — whatever it is, odds are good we’ve seen it before.
Diane Zelhart Walks Us Through What’s Changing For Appraisals
After graduating with a bachelor's degree in finance and ag business from Illinois State University, Diane wanted to continue with a life in agriculture. So, she dove straight into the world of agricultural and rural real estate appraisal. Now she’s joined Agri-Access, excited to expand her territory and tackle new projects.
What To Look For When Choosing an Agricultural Lender
When it’s time to support a customer’s growth or to grow your own business, the right agricultural loan can make all the difference. You just have to find it.
Doing so isn’t always easy. Agriculture is a unique business and it's in your best interest to find a lender who understands its nuances and unique considerations.
With that being said, here are our strategies for the best ways to find an agricultural lender to support your project or your portfolio.
Thirty-seven years. That’s how long Kari York, Senior Loan Specialist, has been with Agri-Access and its parent company. Whatever your questions, whatever your challenges, Kari’s got the knowledge and experience to find a solution.
A Childhood on the Farm Leads to Lifelong Passion for Agriculture for Bryan Kellerman
Bryan Kellerman is passionate about agriculture. He says as much within the first few minutes of sitting down for an interview. “I grew up in rural North Dakota,” he explains, “a corn, soybean, wheat, cow-calf operation.” He stepped away from farm life to study at the University of North Dakota, where he majored in business management and marketing and found success in the world of loans and credit. Over time, however, he realized he never wanted to stray too far from his ag roots.
What Does The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Mean For Farmers?
Back in March of this year, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 was passed by Congress and signed into law. It allocated nearly $2 trillion in funding for individuals, businesses and other organizations across the United States.
Talking Coworkers, Culture and Checklists with Senior Closing Coordinator Madeline Mehmedovic
After years of closing multi-million-dollar loans, Madeline was able to hit the ground running in her new position. However, with the incredible range of commodities and properties that agri-business encompasses, she feels it's essential to always be asking questions and improving her knowledge.
Joscelyn Smith Works Towards New Marketing Initiatives
As Marketing Specialist, Joscelyn’s strengths in writing and communications have been integral to the development of Agri-Access’ brand and voice. From mass communications to website content, everything goes through her at some stage in its development.
From startups to industry behemoths, there is a lot of buzz going around about agricultural technology. Since farming began, the drive to produce a better harvest has been constant. These emerging innovations are promising to accelerate us down that trajectory.
Respect, Honesty, Integrity And Work Ethic: The Values That Drew Adam Sperfslage To Agri-Access
When the opportunity to work full time for Agri-Access first came around, Adam Sperfslage initially passed. He’d loved his internship with them when he was in college, but wasn’t sure it was the right time to move jobs.