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Gary Hoot standing next to his truck near the sugar beet fieldsFarmers in the Red River Valley and Lakes Country work hard this time of year to bring in the harvest that feeds the world.

American Federal Bank salutes the region’s farmers and ranchers for their energy and efforts in producing high quality food.

American Federal Ag and Business Bankers are right there with their farm clients.

They care about their clients and show it beyond the office — from bringing lunch out to the field, to picking up parts in town, helping stack hay or mend a fence, to cleaning up storm damage in a farmyard or judging a 4-H project.

Senior Credit Officer Gary Hoots has helped haul sugar beets for North Dakota and Minnesota farmers every fall for almost 20 years. He values what’s important — our clients and their success.

American Federal Bankers Understand Agriculture

Farmers can struggle to find truck drivers for the busy harvest rush, and the farm background of American Federal’s Ag and Business Bankers gives them the ability to step in, help out, and understand the importance of the season for their clients.

The long-term, personal relationships our Bankers have with their clients are built on trust and collaboration.   Many of our client relationships go back three and four generations.

American Federal Ag and Business Bankers understand the business of farming and the goals of their clients. Their knowledge and experience make them well-equipped to provide advice and solutions to help their clients reach their goals.

Agriculture is big business in North Dakota and Minnesota, and our Ag and Business Bankers work with their clients to be a vital part of this industry. Some facts are:

  • Minnesota Ag industry total receipts rank nearly $19 billion, and North Dakota nearly $6 billion
  • North Dakota ranks #1 in production of edible beans, sunflowers, durum and spring wheat, and Minnesota ranks #1 in sugar beet and sweet corn production.