Why did I choose HPFC?
High Plains Farm Credit has a good reputation in our town as a job provider with a fair wage and good benefits. Since I had grown up on a farm and my husband operates an agricultural support business, I felt that a farm lending business would be a good fit for me. I had a relative who worked in a different branch who gave me an overview of the company and the job opening and urged me to apply.
What is the best part about working at HPFC?
The cohesive ‘family style’ atmosphere. All employees care about each other. We know each other’s families and activities. We share joys, triumphs and tragedies. It is comforting to know that if I need help, my office family will be holding my hand all the way.
What is your favorite part of your job?
I recently transferred to the accounting side from the operations side. Both job duties suit my personality and aptitudes, but I especially enjoy tracking and classifying expenses which is my main function. I like knowing that the small portion of the overall business that I contribute to is as complete as I can make it.
What is your business philosophy?
No business can be successful without good, satisfied customers. I don’t believe that the customer is always right, but that the customer has a right to be served in a manner that satisfies both parties. Personal service is a rare commodity in today’s world, but I think it is an essential factor in a successful business. And that is a large part of the philosophy at HPFC. We know and serve our customers. We don’t have a one size fits all package. Each customer’s unique needs are analyzed and a financial package is put together just for him; from the retired guy with a 5 cow herd to the multi-million dollar, multi-state diverse corporation.
What do you like to do when you’re not at work?
My husband and I love flying our antique airplanes to fly-in events in the central United States. We get a bird’s eye view of the countryside and meet wonderful people who share our love of aviation. Our children are grown and the grand kids are becoming teenagers, so we have a wealth of activities to attend and support. They all live in central Kansas, so we are lucky enough to have close contact with them all.