Farm Credit

Spring 2018

Every business has a life cycle. At some point the owner will need to relinquish control, and there are decisions that need to be made and plans that need to be put into place for that transition of control to happen successfully. Yet, this topic too often put off. There’s a cost to procrastination — a cost greater than just monetary, and it could put a business’s legacy at risk. What are some of the steps businesses can take to meet the challenges of generational transfer? Find out in this issue of Financial Partner magazine.

Additional Content

  • CEO Bill Lipinski talks about planning for and effectively adapting to change for success.
  • Farm Credit East scholarship deadlines are approaching – apply today! In addition, Farm Credit East’s annual photo calendar contest is open – submit your best shots for a chance to win $100!
  • Farm Credit East is a cooperative – that means we’re owned by the same customers that we serve. Learn more about one of the perks to cooperative ownership – patronage dividends.
  • While the U.S. economy may be improving, a challenging year on the horizon for many sectors of U.S. agriculture. Read the Knowledge Exchange analysis.
  • Thank you for those who participated in the 2017 Voice of the Customer survey! This issue provides a peek into some of the results.
  • Tom Cosgrove’s “Washington Update” provides an outlook on legislative and regulatory issues in Congress. 
  • Farm Credit East bids farewell to chief business officer Jim Putnam, but before he heads into retirement, we sat him down to tap into his insight regarding Farm Credit and Northeast agriculture.
  • Meet the six candidates running in this year’s director election.
  • Farm Credit’s FarmStart celebrates a record year of investments in startup agriculture businesses.