Local agricultural lender, Premier Farm Credit announced that Appraiser, Ryan Lebsack has been awarded the Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) designation from the American Society of Farm Managers . Lebsack earned the ARA designation by meeting stringent requirements in experience and education, in addition to passing a rigorous written examination and abiding by the Society’s Code of Ethics. He joins a select 45 percent of the ASFMRA membership who have received the accredited status and currently maintain it through the ASFMRA continuing education program.
“We are proud of Ryan and appreciate the time and effort that he put into becoming an ARA. We know that this will serve our borrowers and others in our rural communities well as he completes appraisals throughout northeast Colorado and the surrounding area,” said President and CEO , Michael Grauberger.
Aside from being a lender, Premier also offers insurance and appraisal services for borrowers and non-borrowers alike. Fee appraisals can be used for estate planning and loans with other lending institutions amongst many other uses and are confidential to their department.
Premier Farm Credit, as a borrower-owned cooperative, is a strong supporter of rural communities and agriculture in the area and is known for paying a significant Cash Patronage Dividend back to its’ member-owners each year. Premier Farm Credit is open from 8-5, Monday through Friday. Customers are welcome to stop by any of their Yuma, Fort Morgan or Sterling locations or call or email anytime.
As a part of the Farm Credit System, Premier Farm Credit offers reliable and consistent credit to agriculture and rural communities, today and tomorrow. Premier Farm Credit is wholly owned by its borrowers and has aggregate loan volume of over $900 million. You can find them on the web at premieraca.com, or on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.