For the past 28 years, Farm Credit East has returned a share of its earnings to customers in the form of patronage dividends – a benefit of cooperative ownership. In fact, since the patronage program was first adopted, customer-owners of Farm Credit East (and predecessor cooperatives) have received more than $1.4 billion in dividends from ownership of their cooperative. But what exactly is a patronage dividend?
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At Thanksgiving, we give thanks for many things. We are thankful for our families, loved ones and the food we sit down to share as we celebrate the holiday — along with the Northeast producers who will make our Thanksgiving meal possible.
November 21, 2023
Every summer, Farm Credit East offers a 12-week internship program with the goal of providing real-world, hands-on experience alongside our Farm Credit professionals. Kierra Kenyon recounts her experience as part of the 2023 program.
August 08, 2023
Having a great team to get your home or property purchase to the closing desk is important, but sometimes the many names and roles they play can be confusing. With that in mind, here is a quick guide to all the great individuals you will meet along the way to owning your dream property!
April 27, 2023
The Farm Credit team believes in the future of agriculture. In fact, many members have roots in agriculture. In honor of National FFA Week (February 18-25, 2023), we recently polled our staff about their rural upbringings and FFA involvement. While the results weren’t surprising, we still found them impressive and wanted to share!
February 20, 2023