The Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation

The Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation, commonly known as Farmer Mac, was created by Congress to establish a secondary market for agricultural mortgage and rural utilities loans to increase the availability of long-term credit at stable interest rates to segments of rural America. As a stockholder-owned, publicly-traded corporation, Farmer Mac, along with its subsidiary Farmer Mac II, LLC., conducts these activities through three programs - - Farmer Mac I, Farmer Mac II and Rural Utilities. Farmer Mac is not a direct lender, instead working with lenders that work directly with borrowers throughout the United States. The Corporation’s headquarters are in Washington, D.C.; it has an underwriting office in Johnston, IA.

Keeping Up with Dr. Kohl

Dr. David Kohl, professor emeritus at Virginia Tech, is a well known and respected leader in the world of agricultural finance. As a contributor to the “Farmer Mac Forward,” Dr. Kohl provides his insight and outlook through his regular column, “Dave’s GPS,” and his “Dashboard” of economic indicators.

Welcome to his bi-monthly edition where Dr. Kohl delivers an insightful recap on the popular National Agricultural Bankers Conference, which took place in Omaha, Nebraska from November 9 - 12. Marking his 37th consecutive year attending this conference, Dr. Kohl offers a unique perspective very few can provide.


What's New?

We hope to see you at the 2015 ICBA National Convention in Orlando, FL! 
March 1-5, 2015

Come to our workshop on Monday at 10:05 AM: Hear how Perry Forst, CEO of Citizens State Bank in Norwood Young America, MN, uses Farmer Mac to successfully compete for profitable ag real estate loans.

Visit with us at booth 427 in the exhibit hall: Inquire how bankers are using Farmer Mac loan products to attract new customers and grow their loan portfolios.




Benefits for lenders include the ability to:

  • Retain and build customer relationships through competitive loan products, including long-term fixed rate products
  • Maintain market presence through an expanded array of loan products
  • Enhance returns through fee income
  • Reduce or eliminate credit risk and interest rate risk from lending activity
  • Renew liquidity for additional lending

Benefits for borrowers include:

  • Availability of funds in good times and bad
  • Competitively-priced loans
  • Long-term fixed rate options

Calendar Of Events

Farmer Mac Current Events

Farmer Mac’s Calendar of Events includes a variety of important dates: marketing workshops and webinars, dates of regular earnings releases and associated investor conference calls and holiday schedules. New events are added to the list as they are scheduled during the year.

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