Agribusiness

Agriculture is vital to the communities we operate within, large or small. Ag producers are critical to providing the safe, nutritional food & milk each and every family relies on daily. Renewable energy provides opportunities for producers of crops that can help reduce dependency on foreign oil. Farm-to-school programs have gained a loyal following from those who want to see fresh, local food products provided in schools.

The goal of Washington Federal’s Agribusiness
line is to provide:

  • A dedicated relationship manager - not just for a transaction, but for the long-term. Someone who knows, and cares about the operation
  • Flexibility - products designed to help clients meet their goals, while tailored to the seasonality that may come with irregular cash flows for repayments
  • Competitive Products – products, knowledge and insight to keep clients ahead of the curve
  • Commitment to community - A financial provider that invests its money and people where its business is

Ag Lending Products

Equipment Loans

Tractors, tillage or planting equipment

  • Variable or fixed interest rates
  • Fair market value lease payment options
  • Flexible amortization schedules

Operating Loans

Capitalize on opportunities, ride out challenges

  • Competitive interest rates
  • Flexible maturity dates
  • Revolving lines available

Real Estate Loans

Purchase property, refinance debt, make capital improvements

  • Competitive interest rates
  • Flexible maturity dates
  • Revolving lines available

Revolving Lines of Credit

Use it any way you like - investing in the business, cash flow, debt reduction

  • Ready when you need it
  • Secured by real estate
  • Maximum flexibility to use and pay down when it suits you

Livestock Financing is also available from specialists that can tailor financial solutions to meet specific operating needs.

AG Market Expansion

In developing a plan for the Agribusiness Division, our end goal is to expand our agribusiness financial services to all of our Oregon & Washington markets. This is an area where we will continue to grow through referrals from your branch!

Meet the Ag Team

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Bob Damon
Division Manager
Agribusiness Banking
541-774-1455
bob.damon@wafd.com

Bob recently joined Washington Federal as Team Leader of the Agri Business Division. He brings with him forty years of experience dealing with the different facets of Agricultural Production including livestock, hay, grain, potatoes, row crops, grass seed, dairy, wine, and timber industries. Bob received his degree in Animal Science from Oregon State University. He is involved in the cattle industry and active in industry organizations.
 
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Leigh Ann Evans
VP/Relationship Manager

Leigh Ann joined the Washington Federal team in November 2012 after serving at South Valley Bank & Trust for 14 years. Her responsibilities have ranged from branch management, to rural community facilities financing, and managing a commercial loan portfolio with an emphasis on agricultural lending. Leigh Ann’s lending focus is in the livestock segment and stems from a broad background of practical experience in the cattle industry. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University in Agricultural Economics. Leigh Ann resides with her family on their ranch in Lakeview, Oregon.