Who We Are
Farm Credit East is dedicated to serving the agricultural credit and financial needs of those in the business of agriculture, including farmers, nursery and greenhouse operators, forest products producers, fishermen, lobstermen, part-time growers, agribusiness owners and country home owners.
We are a part of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide agricultural network providing credit and affiliated services to those in agriculture and related industries across the United States. Since 1916 the Farm Credit System has supplied the nation's agricultural industry with nearly one-third of its credit needs.
For more information on the Farm Credit System and other Farm Credit Associations visit farmcredit.com.
How we operate: Farm Credit East is a cooperative. We are owned by more than 14,000 customers in our seven-state territory and governed by a 16-member board of directors. In addition to customer-elected directors, the board includes appointed directors who bring additional skills and capabilities to the boardroom. Learn more about the diverse customers we serve.
Where we get funds: Unlike commercial banks, Farm Credit institutions do not take deposits. Instead, money is raised by selling system-wide bonds on Wall Street. The proceeds are then channeled through Farm Credit banks and Associations to agricultural producers and cooperatives. Because of the market acceptance and attractiveness of Farm Credit securities and the volume of funds raised, Farm Credit East is able to offer competitive interest rates and unlimited amounts of capital to the agricultural sector.
Where we are located: Farm Credit East has 20 branch offices within Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. To learn more about Farm Credit East's service to each of our states, click here to view our business profiles.
Our corporate headquarters is located at 240 South Road, Enfield, CT 06082.