As "Rural America's Cooperative Bank," CoBank is part of the Farm Credit System, which Congress formed in 1916 to fill a need for long-term agricultural credit. CoBank’s mission is to serve as a dependable provider of credit and other value-added financial services to agriculture and rural infrastructure businesses for the benefit of rural America. CoBank provides loans, leases, export financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states.
CoBank remains committed to serving their customers and their mission. Despite any challenges, CoBank is very optimistic about the future given the inherent strength of its business model and the essential role their customers play in rural communities throughout the country.
CoBank has more than 1,000 employees in 13 regional offices across the country, including at their headquarters in Denver, Colorado. On Jan. 1, 2012, CoBank merged with U.S. AgBank.
From CoBank: “OABA allows us to connect with our clients and potential clients at industry conferences, tours and fundraising activities. They provide invaluable information and updates on the ever-changing agriculture industry and policy changes in Ohio. Finally, they provide an avenue for CoBank to support agriculture in the State of Ohio. CoBank is proud of our long affiliation with OABA. They are an invaluable resource for the agricultural industry in Ohio and play a key role in providing a voice for our industry.”