Our Cooperative



Who we are

FCSC is a financing cooperative that focuses on providing credit to farmers, ranchers, and rural Americans in Southern Colorado.

At Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, we believe that agricultural financing is a full-time job, so we’ve given it our undivided attention since we began doing business in 1916. We’re the largest single provider of agricultural credit in America. And as a network of locally managed lending offices, we have a unique understanding of your business challenges and opportunities. We know ag. It’s what we do. It’s where we live.

Our Mission

Our Board

Our board of directors is comprised of 12 members: 10 active borrowers that are elected by all of our cooperative members, and 2 external directors appointed by the board. These directors meet at our headquarters buildings and oversee committees, the association, and help guide our CEO who in turn leads our association.

Mark Peterson

Monte Vista, CO | Chairman

Kent Price

Monte Vista, CO | Vice Chairman

Steve Betts

Centennial, CO | External Director

Jim Crowder

La Junta, CO

Colin Durham

La Junta, CO

Mike Livingston

Stratton, CO

Mike Shields

Westcliffe, CO | Newly Elected

John Negley

Eads, CO

Gary Pautler

Stratton, CO

Paul Prentice

Colorado Springs, CO | External Director

Jeff Uhland

Eads, CO

Sid Yoder

Karval, CO

Patronage

In 2019, we returned the largest patronage payment to our association since 2009. Patronage is a portion of our yearly profits that our board declares & we pay to our eligible member-owners

$4,500,000

Patronage Declared in 2019

$33,450,000

Patronage returned in last 10 years

Our Executives

Our executive team oversees the daily operation, growth, credit administration, and technology aspects of our business. Their expertise empowers our employees to lead you, our partners, in finding credit and setting your operation up for a long-term, successful future.

Jeremy Anderson

President & CEO

Debbie Anderson

Vice President | Human Resources

Chuck Blasi

Chief Credit Officer

Bill Barnes

Chief Appraisal Officer

Kode Hunt

Chief Information Officer

Mark Broeckelman

Senior Vice President | Credit

Katrina Lange

Chief Risk Officer

Shawna Neppl

Chief Financial Officer

Ken West

Chief Banking Officer

Our Locations

We have 6 physical offices and 1 field office in our territory. Because Southern Colorado is so vastly diverse and geographically spread out, our team utilizes technology and other mediums to create meaningful relationships, no matter how close you are to our offices.

Contact your branch

Burlington: 719-346-5324

Colorado Springs: 719-570-1087

Headquarters: 719-570-1087

La Junta: 719-384-4455

Lamar: 719-336-7474

Limon: 719-775-2838

Monte Vista: 719-852-3341

Westcliffe: 719-304-2517

Resources

Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, ACA (Association) and its officers and employees are committed to conduct business in accordance with the highest ethical standards as set forth in the Standards of Conduct Policy for Employees (Policy), which is applicable to the, officers and employees relating to ethical conduct, conflicts of interest, and compliance with the law.

This Code of Ethics applies to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Financial Officer, the Chief Credit Officer, the Chief Operating Officer, and other Association Professionals as determined by the CEO, who is instrumental in accomplishing accurate and complete financial reporting. Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, ACA is responsible for the preparation and distribution of its financial statements and related disclosures and for providing relevant information that is true, accurate and complete to CoBank, FCB (CoBank) and Federal Farm Credit Corporation (Funding Corporation) for use in preparing the Farm Credit System financial statements and related disclosures. Farm Credit of Southern Colorado expects all of its employees to act in accordance with the highest standards of personal and professional integrity in all aspects of their activities, to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, to deter wrongdoing, and abide by its Policy and other policies and procedures adopted by the Association that govern the conduct of its employees. This Code of Ethics is intended to supplement the Policy.

In agreeing to this Code of Ethics, each employee pledges and agrees to:

  1. Engage in and promote honest and ethical conduct, including the ethical handling of actual or apparent conflicts of interest between personal and professional relationships.
  2. Avoid conflicts of interest and disclose to the Association Standards of Conduct Official or CEO or Association Audit Committee any material transaction or relationship that you have that reasonably could be expected to give rise to a conflict, or the appearance of a conflict of interest.
  3. Take all reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality of non-public information about the Association and its customers obtained or created in connection with its activities and to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of this information unless required by applicable law or regulation or legal or regulatory process.
  4. Produce full, fair, accurate, timely and understandable disclosure in Association financial statements and related financial reports or communications, as well as Association reports and documents filed with, or submitted to CoBank, the Funding Corporation and/or the Farm Credit Administration.
  5. Comply with applicable governmental laws, rules and regulations, as well as the rules and regulations of self-regulatory agreements to which the Association is a party.
  6. Promptly report any possible conflicts of interest or other possible violation of this Code of Ethics by you or by any other employee, officer, or director to the Association Standards of Conduct Official or Association Audit Committee.  If this violation is potentially material to the System financial statements, the individual contacted will notify the CoBank General Counsel or CEO or CoBank Audit Committee.  Reporting a possible violation to the CEO, Association Standards of Conduct Official or Association Audit Committee in connection with this Code of Ethics may be accomplished through the Association Whistleblower Program, which ensures the employee may remain anonymous.

In agreeing to this Code of Ethics, you understand you are prohibited from directly or indirectly taking any action to fraudulently influence, coerce, manipulate or mislead the Association’s independent public accountant for the purpose of rendering the financial statements of the Association misleading.  Further, your actions at all times shall be constructive to the process of generating timely and accurate financial reporting.  In addition, you understand that you will be held accountable for adherence to the Code of Ethics and that your failure to observe the terms of this Code of Ethics or the Policy may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.  A violation of the Association Code of Ethics or the Policy may also constitute a violation of law and may result in civil and criminal penalties for you, your supervisors or Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, ACA.

For your information, all possible violations reported will be investigated.  Any actual violation of this Code of Ethics will be reported to the Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, ACA Board of Directors, along with the corrective action plan with respect to the actual violation.

If you have any questions regarding the best course of action in a particular situation, the Association Standards of Conduct Official or CEO should be promptly contacted.