One of our goals at KWPA is to make sure our members, and general public, are aware of resources that can help them be successful in the lumber and forest products industry. Some of the best resources we can promote are actually our members themselves! This month we are featuring KWPA member, AgChoice Farm Credit. AgChoice Farm Credit exists to serve the needs of the agricultural industry and rural communities that it supports.
AgChoice Farm Credit's Services
AgChoice Farm Credit provides helpful services to those who have animal and/or plant farms, country homesteads, and also the forest products industry.
Q: What does AgChoice Farm Credit do for those who are in the forest/lumber industry?
A: AgChoice Farm Credit is a member-owned farm and forest products cooperative, providing reliable and timely loans, lines of credit, leases and letters-of-credit for any creditworthy forest products operation in Pennsylvania. For 100 years, our loans and other products have helped our customer-owners purchase timber, timber contracts, timberland, sawmill equipment, trucks and trailers, logging equipment, road bonds, buildings and a host of other needs. Learn more at agchoice.com.
Benefits of working with AgChoice Farm Credit
Q: What are the benefits of working with AgChoice Farm Credit?
A: We know the industry. We have a dedicated, dependable Forest Products Credit department that specializes in forestry and timber-related lending. We visit our customers at their location, getting to know their operation and their people.
Working with AgChoice Farm Credit
AgChoice Farm Credit has multiple locations across the state of Pennsylvania that are operated by experienced managers who know the industry.
Q: What steps would someone need to take in order to begin a working relationship with AgChoice Farm Credit?
A: Contact Thad Taylor, Nathan Meiser or Linda Pekarski for more information at 800-327-6878. Let us get to know you and your business to see where we might help.
We are proud to have AgChoice Farm Credit as a member and supporter of what we do here at KWPA. They truly understand and value PA’s lumber and forest product industry and give businesses the financial resources to continue growing the industry as whole.
KWPA and AgChoice Farm Credit
Q: AgChoice Farm Credit is a member of KWPA. What made you want to support KWPA?
A: Our support for the forest products industry is a lot more than words. We’re the premier agricultural lending cooperative in Pennsylvania.
To be a state leader in financial services to agricultural production, it’s important to finance what the state’s soil grows best. Approximately 59% of Pennsylvania’s soil is covered with forest, making timber the overwhelmingly dominant land-use/crop. It’s also why Pennsylvania’s name derives from the term “Penn’s Woods” and the state leads the country in hardwood lumber output.
At AgChoice, we immerse ourselves in the forest products industry, which includes active membership, participation, leadership and support of organizations such as the PA Forest Products Association, the Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group, the Northern Tier Hardwood Association, the Allegheny Forest Alliance and – of course – the Keystone Wood Products Association. We take our role seriously, committing resources to meet our pledge of remaining a leader in Pennsylvania forest products lending services.
From equipment to land, AgChoice Farm Credit can help you meet your company’s future goals. We encourage you to check out AgChoice Farm Credit for your company’s needs. You can learn all about their services online at www.agchoice.com.