Our Culture

We thrive on being a dynamic organization that partners with our clients. This relationship allows us to have a small, family-type environment with large-employer benefits.

Farm Credit Foundations adds value to our clients and we have fun along the way. We believe good performance should be recognized.

We often say, “Work hard, play hard.”


Working Hard

We provide excellent customer service, ensuring Farm Credit employees are paid accurately and are provided with competitive benefits. We collaborate with clients to achieve their organizational goals. We get involved and have the opportunity to work with clients on complex issues that offer us the variety and challenge we all enjoy.

  • Projects.  From implementing new ideas to improving current processes, each year all employees have the ability to work on a variety of projects.

  • Learn.  We strive for all employees to spend 60 hours learning each year. 

  • Flexibility.  We know work/life balance is important. Some of our positions require you to be in the office but provide options for flexible hours.  Other positions allow employees to do some telecommuting. 

  • Clients.  Our clients are our HR Partners who challenge us to be the best we can be!  We have personal relationships with them. We care about each other professionally and personally. This is the type of environment you get within Farm Credit. 

  • Diversity.  We value everyone’s opinion, and our culture makes it okay to challenge each other respectfully. This atmosphere helps us provide the best products and services for our HR Partners.

Playing Hard

While we have high expectations in our work, we also have high expectations for fun!  Examples of our fun include:

  • Social Crew: A different group of employees each quarter decides on some fun activities to do as an organization.

    • Wine and Canvas event

    • Boat cruise on the Mississippi

    • BBQ at a local park

    • Food truck vendors downtown St. Paul

    • Halloween costume contests

    • Enjoyed themed potlucks and catered lunches

    • Bingo with prizes

  • Birthday Celebrations: We celebrate birthdays once a month with a special breakfast!

  • Recognition: We recognize each other’s successes with many types of recognition programs. All employees are empowered to award small gift cards with Rock Award recognition notes, or Premiere Choice gift certificates to each other. We have weekly drawings to award the “Rock Star of the Week” award with a traveling rock and extra time off work!

  • Supporting our Culture: Throughout the year, each team member works with others to develop a group activity that reminds us of the importance of accountability, innovation, diversity, conflict management, team dynamics and working with different personalities. These are presented periodically at our weekly Foundations Stand Up meetings.

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