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Texas Farm Credit Travels to New York and Washington for the Big Farm Credit Picture

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Farm Credit Bank of Texas ALP group posing at New York skyline

Twenty-two Farm Credit District employees took part in the 2022 Farm Credit Association Leadership Program, September 12-15. Participants included, from left, back row: Jacob Newman, Heritage Land Bank; Keith McKinley, Alabama Ag Credit; Tate Rosenbusch, Plains Land Bank; Colton Long, AgTexas; Aaron Wiechmann, FCBT; Clint Cryer, Capital Farm Credit; Clint Walker, Legacy; Josh Warmack, Alabama Farm Credit. Front row, from left: Jeff Williams, Southern Ag Credit; Clay Herbert, Louisiana Land Bank; Matt Kesser, Texas Farm Credit Services; Tessie Doyle, Lone Star Ag Credit; Hillary Turner, Capital Farm Credit; Skylar Sowder, Farm Credit Council; Ria Estrada, FCBT; Colleen Friar, Central Texas Farm Credit; Claire Pegram, Mississippi Land Bank; and Amanda Schaeffer, FCBT.

Regional President Matt Kesser of Texas Farm Credit recently was among 22 delegates to participate in the 2022 Farm Credit Bank of Texas Association Leadership Program (ALP) to New York and Washington, D.C., September 12-15.

The program offers association staff a broad national view of the Farm Credit System and provides opportunities to interact with policy leaders in Washington. It also gives a behind-the-scenes look at how funding flows from the nation’s money markets to Farm Credit’s customers.
“The Farm Credit System ceases to function without policy, funding, and Associations aligning together to support and maximize value to farmers and ranchers who are our members,” said Kesser. “It was a
tremendous opportunity to learn from those in D.C. and New York, but also convey the needs and issues coming from our members so that rural America can prosper for the long-term.”

During the week, delegates across the five-state district visited the Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding
Corporation in New Jersey, toured the Financial District in New York and shared a working lunch with Farm Credit Council staff in Washington, D.C.

While visiting the Farm Credit Administration (FCA) headquarters in Virginia, the group met with FCA
senior leaders about local lending conditions. Delegates spent the final day on Capitol Hill in Washington, sharing the Farm Credit story with congressional leaders and staff.

Texas Farm Credit is an agricultural lending cooperative that provides competitive rates, flexible terms, and personal service to farmers, ranchers, rural residents, and agribusiness firms from the Red River to the Rio Grande Valley. Not only does Texas Farm Credit finance a wide range of farming and ranching operations, it also offers home and rural real estate mortgage loans, as well as provides a variety of insurance services
to its members. Headquartered in Robstown, Texas, the lending co-op serves 100 Texas counties and is part of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of rural lending co-ops established in 1916. For more information, visit

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