VOLUME ACHIEVEMENT RECIPIENT
Another advantage is having favorable interest rates and deferred payments to help our patrons with cash flow for needed repairs and other needs. The application process is simple, and even easier for those who took advantage of the financing program in previous years.
Mary Beth Schade
Their cooperative was officially chartered in 1945. This began a whole new era in Tennessee agriculture. Tennessee Farmers Cooperative redefined the farm supply in their state by giving farmers cooperative control over the reliable and identifiable source of products they needed to be successful. Their proud history of growth, innovation and progress towards their current position as one of the strongest federated cooperative systems in the nation doesn’t happen without their founding principles, vision and cooperation.
Their enduring values of self-help and cooperation have remained the same even as the local cooperatives have evolved to meet the needs of generation after generation of farmers. Although they are proud to reflect on the past, they are aggressively looking towards the future with confidence.
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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|
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|Kay Lesher||Ext. 220||(816) 214-4200||All Commercial Loan Territory|
|Sandy Frederick||Ext. 204||(816) 214-4200||All Input Loan Territory|
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|Steve Small||Ext. 216||(816) 214-4200|
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|Christine Ritchie||Ext. 217||(816) 214-4200|
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