CONTERRA AG CAPITAL GROWS WITH NEW RELATIONSHIP MANAGER IN THE GREAT PLAINS REGION
DES MOINES, Iowa, December 1, 2020 — Expanding agriculture financial services to producers from coast to coast, Conterra Ag Capital has brought on a new relationship manager. Jeff Hardin has been hired as vice president relationship manager, serving customers throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
Based in Spokane, Hardin brings over 35 years of combined agricultural and commercial lending and equipment leasing experience. His career includes 21 years in the Farm Credit System where he held various staff and leadership positions with the Federal Land Bank, Spokane Bank for Cooperatives, CoBank, and Farm Credit Leasing. Jeff has also been a business owner and commercial banker.
A native of Twin Falls, Idaho, Hardin’s family were growers, packers and shippers of potatoes and onions. His family also raised registered Angus cattle. Jeff received a Business Finance degree from the University of Idaho. He and his wife, Alice, have two married daughters and enjoy spending summers in the outdoors of northern Idaho. He is also a semi-professional musician as a piano and keyboard player.
Hardin has been actively involved in Agricultura and Cooperative Associations over the years and has been a speaker and educator at various events including: The Executive Institute for Northwest Cooperatives, CENEX Young Couples Conference, and Agribusiness Leadership Conference, Washington State University.
The addition of Hardin to the team of ag lending specialists will allow Conterra to expand ag loan servicing, alternative lending and asset management to farmers, ranchers, and members of the agribusiness community in the Pacific Northwest. Conterra provides financial services and tools like long-term loans and debt restructuring, often working with local banks to meet customers’ evolving financial needs.
“We’re excited to have Jeff joining our team. His ag finance experience and familiarity with American agriculture will help us support producers throughout the western U.S.,” stated Conterra Ag President and CEO Paul Erickson. “I look forward to working with him to better serve his area’s ag producers.”
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