Their efforts and dedication are crucial to the continual success of MKC’s high level of commitment to our members and customers.
Chief Marketing Officer
Farm Service, Inc. was founded in March of 1965 in Hoxie, AR under the direction on manager Harold Davis. It began with nine board of directors elected by then current members. The original elected members consisted of Tom Sloan, Robert Bruce, Joe Belk, Jack Sloan, Maynard Casper, Joe Richardson, Monroe Smith, Carl Collar, and Muriel Allison. The first membership meeting was held in February 1967 and has continued each spring since.
Today, Farm Service, Inc. takes pride in providing exceptional customer service and maintaining a high level of integrity. Farm Service, Inc. strives to continually stay up-to-date with advancing agricultural technology and providing its customers with the latest advances in product and service technology.
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WHO WE ARE
The Cooperative Finance Association, 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: Notify CFA of all wire request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (877) 835-5232 Option 2 by 11:00 am CST.
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|
|Ext. 219||(816) 214-4200||Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas|
|Cyndi Lawter||Ext. 229||(816) 214-4200||Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, N. Dakota, S. Dakota, Wyoming|
|Kelly Jones||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|
|Steve Small||Ext. 216||(816) 214-4200|
|Theresa Wren||Ext. 236||(816) 214-4200|
|Warren Baehr||Ext. 208||(816) 214-4200|
|Christine Ritchie||Ext. 217||(816) 214-4200|
|Dean Searcy||Ext. 205||(816) 214-4200|
|Bruce Mead||Ext. 209||(816) 214-4200|
|Rob Gardner||Ext. 226||(816) 214-4200|
|Online Tech Support||Opt. 7||(877) 835-5232|