About Us

CoBank is one of the largest private providers of credit to the rural economy, delivering loans, leases and other financial services to agribusiness and rural infrastructure in all 50 states.

Governance

As a cooperative, CoBank is governed by a board of directors elected by the customers we serve.

Board Elections

Contact Us

CoBank National Office
6340 S. Fiddlers Green Circle
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Phone: 800-542-8072

Our Experts

Meet our team of analysts and follow them on social media
 

General

Issues impacting agriculture and other rural industries

Events and Meetings

Each year, CoBank designs a series of events featuring a robust lineup of world-class speakers who deliver insightful presentations on industry trends, economic predictions and business practices. With ample opportunity to connect with industry colleagues, attendees discuss shared challenges and opportunities.

 

Agribusiness Executive Forum
September 9–11, 2019

Corporate Citizenship

As a mission-based cooperative lender and member of the Farm Credit System, CoBank is committed to serving as a good corporate citizen. The bank maintains a variety of corporate social responsibility programs primarily focused on rural America and the vitality of rural communities and industries.

Farm-Credit

CoBank is a member of the Farm Credit System, a national network of cooperatively owned financial service providers dedicated to supporting rural communities and agriculture throughout America and Puerto Rico. Formed in 1916, Farm Credit today includes more than 70 local and regional lending organizations and four regional wholesale banks, of which CoBank is one, and is the single largest provider of debt capital to the U.S. rural economy. As a network of independently operated financial cooperatives pursuing the same mission of supporting rural communities and agriculture, Farm Credit organizations frequently work together to provide the capital needs of larger agribusinesses and infrastructure providers, and at times work together to support community and industry events and organizations.

Farm Credit raises funds by selling debt securities on the nation's money markets through the Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation. Farm Credit debt is insured by the Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation, a self-funded insurance entity. With a AAA-rating, Farm Credit debt enjoys strong demand that results in competitive interest rates on loans for our customer-owners irrespective of financial conditions in the agriculture industry and rural America.

Once the Funding Corporation issues debt securities on behalf of all Farm Credit institutions, CoBank and the other three regional wholesale banks then fund the individual Farm Credit associations who support farmers, ranchers and rural home-buyers. In addition to funding local retail associations, CoBank also uses the proceeds from Farm Credit debt securities to make loans directly to farmer-owned cooperatives, rural infrastructure providers, and other agribusinesses. CoBank serves as a wholesale provider of financing to 22 Farm Credit associations that, in turn, deliver credit to approximately 70,000 farmers and ranchers in 23 states.