Happy Birthday Farm Credit, 104 Years Strong!

This year we celebrate the 104th anniversary of the Farm Credit System! The rich history of Farm Credit began in 1916 when President Woodrow Wilson established The Farm Credit System as a government-sponsored enterprise (GSE), placing the support of the government behind agriculture in America.

For a closer look at the evolution of Farm Credit, take a look at Farm Credit’s timeline.

The creation of the Farm Credit system came at a time when a financial institution that understood agriculture and rural America was needed more than ever. Today, we still rely on that system, as each land bank promises a continuous dedication to the advancement of agriculture.

As an Agricultural Credit Association (ACA), Yankee Farm Credit is aligned with the original intention of the system’s creation and we intend on upholding the promises we made to the many agricultural communities that we serve.

We are also celebrating because this year is Yankee Farm Credit’s 25th anniversary!


While Yankee may have only been established 25 years ago, the result of a merger between Champlain Valley Farm Credit and Farm Credit of the Connecticut Valley, our history is much longer. We have records from the First Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of the Burlington Production Credit Association, in 1935! As was our mission then, so it is today: To do our part by providing reliable, consistent credit to keep our agricultural communities viable.

We are proud to be your trusted lender and are here for questions about your business and how we can help you grow.



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