Farmers and ranchers are some of the foremost stewards of the land. They continually adapt to changing weather conditions, adopt new technologies and pursue sustainable practices, such as soil conservation and smart irrigation.
We’re committed to providing dependable funding for rural communities and infrastructure. Farm Credit works to strengthen rural communities’ access to reliable water, power, health care and telecommunications services to help build a more sustainable and equitable future for all.
We also foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce at all levels. In 2020, we named the first female CEO in the co-op’s history. Our executive leadership team is represented by 43% females and 43% diverse leaders. The bank also attracts and develops a diverse group of talented professionals through competitive pay and benefits, professional development opportunities and other assistance.
We’re owned by our customers, who have a voice in making decisions that benefit their communities. As part of the Farm Credit System, the bank maintains a strong standards of conduct program that promotes ethical behavior. As a government-sponsored enterprise regulated by the Farm Credit Administration, the bank also maintains highly transparent and consistent financial reporting programs. We participate in Systemwide workgroups for risk and fraud management, accounting, cybersecurity and other fields that promote accountability and regulatory compliance.
With other Farm Credit banks, we co-hosted a Virtual Farm Credit System Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Summit in February 2022. In addition, we contributed to Farm Credit’s national contributions program, which supports a range of agriculturally-based initiatives across the nation.
Farm Credit Bank of Texas is deeply committed to service. Every act of giving makes a difference. To support employees’ personal passions, we match the first $250 of employee donations to qualified nonprofits. Our employees in action in 2022:
As a cooperative, we joined with other Farm Credit entities to meet community needs in other ways, too. In 2022: