Kevin Swayne

Lessons in Leadership

Lessons in Leadership This summer most of our directors attended the Gettysburg Leadership Experience.  The training highlighted choices made, opportunities missed and conversations avoided at Gettysburg which changed the course of history. Attendees heard about battle decision points, explored those same sites and reflected on how we can apply those lessons to our current challenges. …

Kevin Swayne

Opportunities on the Horizon

The most common stockholder question we have fielded over the past couple of years is “How do I position my operation for the future?”  Recently, I’ve started getting another question: “Is this a good time to expand my operation?”  Depressed commodity prices and lower land values have kept most producers focused on remaining profitable rather…

Kevin Swayne

Membership Has Its Privileges

October is National Cooperative Month which brings attention to the multiple ways cooperatives help build more vibrant rural communities and improve the livelihood of their members.  This newsletter is a shining example of how High Plains Farm Credit is an active financial cooperative that shares its success with our customer-stockholders. High Plains Farm Credit is…