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ABA is committed to helping agricultural bankers and rural institutions compete successfully and develop a winning strategy for long-term growth. Our expertise, leadership and advocacy includes dedicated efforts in support of your vital role in the economy.

With unparalleled insights, products and services, and opportunities to learn and engage, ABA membership offers rural banks focused information to keep you current, knowledgeable, connected and prepared. You also have access to a member relationship manager to help your bank get everything it needs from ABA.

The resources below are just a few of the member benefits tailored for agricultural institutions and waiting for you at ABA. Take a closer look.

  • Agricultural Banks Performance Scorecard: Quarterly performance data compiling over 20 indicators, helping agricultural institutions benchmark their programs against banks of similar size and loan concentration
  • Experts on Call: Exclusive, instant access to ABA’s 300+ staff experts, including our agricultural banking experts
  • Ag Banking Email Bulletin: A quarterly newsletter summarizing news and issues that affect agricultural lenders, which includes Bert Ely's Farm Credit Watch column
  • ABA National Agricultural Bankers Conference: An annual gathering of experts and banker peers to discuss the most current and pressing issues facing the industry
  • Agricultural and Rural Bankers Committee: This committee champions issues relevant to ag banks and provides the broader set of member banks with perspective, resources and information
  • ABA Endorsed Solutions with Farmer Mac: Farmer Mac programs are field-tested, backed by ABA experts and structured to help banks meet the challenges of today’s ag environment. ABA member banks receive advantaged pricing and discounts.
  • Topic-Based Information: News, training and updates on specific topics in ag banking, as well as compliance, technology, consumer banking and more



Meet the ABA Expert: Ed Elfmann, Agricultural Banking

Raised on a dairy farm in Minnesota, ABA ag banking expert, Ed Elfmann, knows agriculture. ABA’s history of representing agricultural banks dates back to 1913, and today Ed and his team provide banks like yours unmatched advocacy, expertise and learning opportunities like conferences and training.

See what’s waiting for you at ABA.

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