About Us

About Us

Committed. Experienced. Trusted.

One of the West’s leading agricultural lenders, Farm Credit West and its wholly owned subsidiaries are cooperatively-owned institutions providing financial services to farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses, with fifteen offices located in Arizona, California’s Central Coast, Imperial Valley, Southern San Joaquin Valley and Sacramento Valley. Farm Credit West is part of the 100-year old Farm Credit system – the largest provider of credit to American agriculture.

Our legacy is rooted in our exclusive focus on agriculture, an expert staff, competitive rates and our belief in the power of relationships over transactions. We are a true member-owned cooperative, returning earnings to our members through an active patronage program. We are committed to innovation – addressing today’s challenges while seeking tomorrow’s solutions.

  • Patronage Program

    Every year, Farm Credit West returns profits to customers - the owners - as patronage dividends, significantly reducing total borrowing costs.
  • Years of Service

    Celebrating our 100th anniversary, we have stood the test of time and fortified our reputation as a stable, reliable, forward-thinking financial institution dedicated to agriculture, and providing exceptional customer service.
  • Board of Directors

    Farm Credit West is directed and controlled by a fifteen-member Board of Directors. Thirteen are customers, elected by customers. The Board also appoints two Directors. 
  • Cooperative Structure

    Our customers are also our owners and stockholders. The farmers and ranchers who borrow from Farm Credit West elect Directors from among their peers to serve on the Board that guides the Association.