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Cash Patronage Payments

We’re pleased to announce a record $8.5 million patronage payment for 2021.

The Board of Directors for Farm Credit of Southern Colorado announced that it will distribute a record cash patronage dividend to the farmers and ranchers it serves across Southern Colorado.

For 2021, the Board of Directors approved a cash patronage dividend of $8.5 million.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Patronage?

Definition: The support, encouragement, privilege, or financial aid that an organization or individual bestows to another.

In other words, our eligible member-owners will receive a dividend payment at the end of the year based on the net earnings of the organization, and other factors.

Who qualifies?

To qualify for a patronage payment, you will need to be a member-owner in good standing.*

*Other requirements may apply.

How much patronage dividends will be paid in 2021?

The Board of Directors approved a cash patronage dividend of $8.5 million dollars. This represents over 40% of Farm Credit of Southern Colorado’s net earnings going back to farmers and ranchers to invest in their operations, families and rural communities.

When will I receive my patronage payment for 2021?

The 2021 dividend checks will be mailed to eligible customer-owners in April.

How much patronage has been paid out over the last 10 years?

Since 2012, Farm Credit of Southern Colorado has returned nearly $48.75 million to eligible customer-owners.

*Certain statements contained on the page are not historical facts and are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on current knowledge and subject to risks and uncertainties. We undertake no obligation to revise or publicly update our forward-looking statements for any reason.

“We have worked diligently to remain a reliable and strong source of financing for our customer-owners in rural Colorado. Patronage dividends are a benefit of our cooperative business model. During these difficult and uncertain times for agriculture we believe returning a significant portion of our earnings to our customer-owners is very important.”

– Jeremy Anderson, CEO and President of Farm Credit of Southern Colorado

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