We like the versatility that CFA offers regarding installing 0% programs as part of our overall marketing strategy. Our retention of past CFA loan customers has been very high because it provides a seamless routine for them to pay their coop bills on time and gives them every opportunity to market their crops to achieve their goals. And finally, it couldn’t be done without dedicated people o the other end at CFA. They are always willing to help us when there is a problem or a question.
We have established a great relationship with them over the years and fully expect that to continue to look forward to many more years working with CFA.
Mid-Kansas Cooperative Association
Although it hasn’t always been easy, they have continued to grow each year and still astonishing all those who say small towns are dwindling. The current Ulen facility can be seen for miles, and going from handling 15M bushels of grain in 2001 to 22M bushels in 2009, expansion was necessary.
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WHO WE ARE
The Cooperative Finance, Inc. (CFA) is a finance cooperative headquartered in Kansas City, MO. Our members are agricultural cooperative located throughout midwestern and southern states. We are committed to the long-term financial success of our members. As participants in the cooperative system, we recognize and respect our role in supporting our member-cooperatives and the farmers and ranchers they serve. CFA is committed to delivering customer oriented products and services for the benefit of our members.
CFA was incorporated and operates under the Kansas Cooperative Marketing Act. We have provided consistent, dependable financial products and services to the agricultural industry since 1943.
WHAT WE DO
CFA offers a full range of financing products and services to agriculture cooperatives, agribusiness and agricultural producers. We provide financial commitments with sound structures and terms at competitive rates. Our success is inseparable from the success of our customers and we conduct ourselves on that premise.
We offer operating and term loans, inventory financing for cooperatives and other agribusinesses. We offer point-of-sale production agriculture financing, the Input Finance Program, to agricultural producers through our member cooperatives.
HOW WE OPERATE
CFA is a regional cooperative, operating for the benefit of our membership. As a cooperative, a substantial portion of the organization's earnings is returned to our customers in the form of patronage refunds. Members elect a board of directors that governs the association. The board is comprised of seven directors elected from among the membership, and each of the directors serves at large. While CFA does not have a representation districts for the directorate, the nominating committee have ensured representation throughout the trace territory.
We deliver customer-oriented loan commitments and terms by thoroughly understanding each customers unique business needs. We employ a staff of qualified professionals both at the Kansas City office as well as the field-based credit staff. We have deployed a field-based staff to better understand our customers and their needs and thereby provide superior service.
Mail Payments: Overnight Payments: Overnight Packages: Wire Payments: *
|6th Floor Lockbox|
|Kansas City, Missouri 64153|
Note: Please contact your CFA Loan Officer of all wire transactions. All wires must be received by 11:00a CST or the funds will be applied to next business day.
CUSTOMER SUPPORT SERVICES DIRECTORY
|Melissa Hill||Ext. 218||(816) 214-4200||Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin|
|Rich Blackburn||Ext. 219||(816) 214-4200||Idaho, Missouri, Nebraska, N. Dakota, S. Dakota, Wyoming|
|Terryl Mueller||Ext. 227||(816) 214-4200||Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas|
|Chuck Bibb||Ext. 210||(816) 214-4200|
|Cyndi Lawter||Ext. 229||(816) 214-4200||Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, N. Dakota, S. Dakota, Wyoming|
|Kelly Allison||Ext. 231||(816) 214-4200|
|Lori Gatzemeyer||Ext. 230||(816) 214-4200||Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas|
|Connie Durbin||Ext. 207||(816) 214-4200|
|Kay Lesher||Ext. 220||(816) 214-4200||All Commercial Loan Territory|
|Sandy Frederick||Ext. 204||(816) 214-4200||All Input Loan Territory|
|Jennifer Oborny||Ext. 225||(816) 214-4200|
|Theresa Wren||Ext. 236||(816) 214-4200|
|Tom Baxa||Ext. 216||(816) 214-4200|
|Warren Baehr||Ext. 208||(816) 214-4200|
|Christine Ritchie||Ext. 217||(816) 214-4200|
|Dean Searcy||Ext. 205||(816) 214-4200|
|Robert Beers||Ext. 228||(816) 214-4200|
|Online Tech Support||Opt. 7||(877) 835-5232|