Diversity and Inclusion
At CoBank, we constantly strive to elevate our business performance and remain relevant to our customers and an evolving marketplace. One of the ways we do this is by supporting organizations that connect the bank to diverse groups working to bring new skills and new perspectives to our industry and those we serve.
At CoBank, diversity and inclusion take many forms. As an employer, we strive to attract and retain talented individuals from different backgrounds, cultures and experiences and to build a workplace where all associates feel a sense of belonging and inclusion. As a member of the Farm Credit System, we support programs that promote access and inclusion in agriculture and the other vital industries we serve. As a socially responsible business, we provide financial contributions to organizations and programs that are committed to ending discrimination.
The bank is committed to continually growing and developing its Diversity and Inclusion programs, building upon a legacy of stewardship and continuing to promote change for the common good. The bank strives to act as an accountable role model for diversity and inclusion in the communities where we live and work, within the Farm Credit System, and across the industries we serve.
- Eight Associate Resource Groups promote an inclusive workplace and support the bank’s diversity and inclusion efforts
- More than $1 million in 2021 charitable contributions to support the bank’s diversity and inclusion efforts
Increasing Micro-Farming Opportunities on Pine Ridge Reservation
South Dakota State University Pine Ridge Reservation
Advancing Diversity and Inclusion by Supporting People of Color in Agriculture
Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Providing Essential Experience through National Migrant Scholar Internship
Michigan State University