About Us

Why Farm Credit East?

No other lender works for agriculture like Farm Credit East. Agriculture is all we do, so along with the expertise, the financial products and services to earn your business, we have the commitment to keep it – through tough times as well as the good.

Discover the advantage of working with a lender that works for you.

  • We offer a full range of highly competitive credit services for agriculture.
  • Prompt, local decisions and on-farm service from knowledgeable loan officers and financial service experts.
  • Ownership allowing you to share in our earnings through our patronage dividends program.
  • Competitive interest rates and flexible terms to match your seasonal income or other specific needs.
  • Exceptional service on the farm, online or over the phone.
  • The financial capacity and commitment to meet the needs of an evolving agriculture.
  • A leader in helping small, young, beginning and veteran farmers get started in agriculture.
  • Proud sponsor of dozens of agricultural, community and civic activities throughout the Northeast.
  • Committed to supporting all aspects of Northeast agriculture, commercial fishing and forest products.
  • Customer-owned financial cooperative, governed by a farmer-elected Board of Directors.
  • Part of the national Farm Credit System, founded in 1916 to promote the growth and prosperity of agriculture.

If you are in the business of agriculture, you should do business with Farm Credit East. We look forward to working with you.

View From The Field
“Farm Credit East is a true partner.”

The mission: Immediate expansion

The Crists came to Farm Credit East to expand their business after increasing the volume of their apple production and missing key sales dates due to breakdowns and other holdups. The family’s solution was to replace their out-of-date packinghouse with a state-of-the art facility that would make them more competitive and efficient. Knowing that swings in agricultural markets would make financing hard to obtain from a commercial lender, they turned to Farm Credit East.

How we helped

Farm Credit East was instrumental in funding an expansion that better prepared them to profit from key agricultural cycles. Their Farm Credit East loan officer’s understanding of the Crists’ business and industry needs helped shepherd the loan through to meet their specific needs.

Farm Credit East is a true partner and ahead of the curve as a lender. Their representatives are facilitators, not road blockers. Credit availability tied to competitive interest rates, crop insurance and regular patronage refunds have positively impacted our business. We could not have carried out many of our projects with any other lender.
-Jeff Crist
Crist Bros. Orchards
Walden, NY