Ag Resource Management (ARM) is excited to announce the opening of its Fargo, N.D. location with Don Leapaldt as Market Leader.

Leapaldt brings nearly 25 years of experience in agricultural lending as well as a several years in marketing and technology. Most recently, he served as Vice President with CoBank working with cooperative agribusinesses and assisting with their lending needs. Prior to that he held roles with several banks throughout the Red River Valley and West Central Minnesota. Leapaldt graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration. Leapaldt and his wife Ella have two grown daughters, Hanna and Taylor. They reside outside of Fergus Falls, Minn. 

Call Don at 701-540-6922 or email him at dleapaldt@armlend.com to learn more.

About ARM

Ag Resource Management (ARM) is a specialty finance company focused on bringing financial and risk management solutions to farmers and agribusinesses that serve farmers. By combining proprietary technology and a deep understanding of crop agriculture, ARM brings efficient capital resources to American farmers. Our lending is based on the crop, crop insurance, and government payments. The ARM team knows the ag business space and is focused on farmer crop funding solutions.

 

March 20, 2019 – Bellefontaine, Ohio

Pictured from left to right: Elizabeth Long (ARM Market Leader), a student volunteer, Evelyn (Our Daily Bread Coordinator), and Susan Downing (ARM Customer Experience Specialist).

At Ag Resource Management we take great pride in agriculture’s mission to feed and clothe the world. Recently, some of ARM’s very own took that mission a step further in Bellefontaine, Ohio.

Our Daily Bread is a free meal program that serves a meal every Monday through Friday to all who enter. They run completely on donations and with the help of volunteers. “I learned about Our Daily Bread, while attending the Human Service Day put together with the Logan County Leadership committee I am participating in for nine months” says ARM Market Leader Elizabeth Long. “After hearing that February through April are the hardest time for them since they run on donations, it pulled at my heart strings to want to do more.”

Long has a strong connection with Jackson Livestock, a local livestock sale barn in DeGraff, Ohio. The owners, in conjunction with ARM, helped to purchase a dairy cow that was brought into the sale barn, and hauled it to local butcher Caven Meats. This old dairy cow that had served its farm well and for this effort yielded approximately 360 pounds of ground beef. That amount of beef is estimated to get Our Daily Bread through an entire year of meals.

For more information contact Our Daily Bread at 937.592.6325. Volunteers are always needed to help serve and clean up.

Ag Resource Management is pleased to announce the hire of Leroy Startz as Director of Market Channel Development.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Startz has an extensive background in both agriculture and finance and will be a great addition to our team as ARM continues to expand its presence across the United States.  His work experience includes numerous roles with Bank of America, Republic Bank of Dallas, Nations Bank, Caisse Nationale de Credit Agricole, John Deere, Wells Fargo and ING Capital.  He has also operated his own agricultural consulting and financial advisory business.  In his most recent role, he served as a director with ING’s Food & Agribusiness Lending Group.

He was raised on a grain, cotton and cattle operation on the coastal prairies of Texas between Houston and Corpus Christi. Startz attended Texas A&M University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with honors, and emphasis on Agronomy, Agricultural Economics, and Agribusiness.  He has also attended several executive MBA education programs at Harvard University focused on agribusiness management.  Startz has served for 12 years on the board of directors for the Agricultural Retailers Association, and as chairman of its annual conference and expo planning committee for ten years.  He is also an active member of the College of Agriculture Development Council at Texas A&M University.

Startz will be based out of ARM’s Fort Worth headquarters and traveling extensively to help build relationships at a high level with various sales channels.  He will assist in developing and executing marketing strategies with ag retailers and distributors, banks, grower groups and ag cooperatives.

 

About ARM

Ag Resource Management (ARM) is a specialty finance company focused on bringing financial and risk management solutions to farmers and agribusinesses that serve farmers. By combining proprietary technology and a deep understanding of crop agriculture, ARM brings efficient capital resources to American farmers. Our lending is based on the crop, crop insurance, and government payments. The ARM team knows the ag business space and is focused on farmer crop funding solutions.

ARM is proud to announce the hire of Ryan Buckles as Market Leader for its Springfield, Ill. location.

Buckles joins ARM with 12 years of experience in agricultural finance and 20 years of experience in marketing. He previously served in roles as a Vice President for Farm Credit Illinois and as the Director of Marketing for the Illinois Beef Association. He also holds a Bachelors degree from Western Illinois University and a Masters degree from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Buckles, his wife Lindsay, and their children are very involved in the livestock industry raising and selling competitive show pigs and Shorthorn-influenced cattle. They reside East of Rochester, Ill.

 

About ARM

ARM is a specialty finance company focused on bringing financial and risk management solutions to agribusinesses. Our lending is based on the crop, crop insurance, and government payments. We know the ag business and are focused on your growth.

Ag Resource Management is proud to announce the opening of its Ashville, Ohio location.

The Ashville, Ohio location opened in January of 2019 by Market Leader Larry Davis. ARM is now doubling its presence in Ohio with this addition, already having another location in Bellefontaine. Larry was born and raised on a Southern Indiana grain and livestock farm.  He graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness Management and later earned an Executive MBA from Ohio University.  Larry brings over 30 years of experience in agribusiness finance to ARM having led successful teams with Telmark / Wells Fargo, Dairy Farmers of America, KeyBank, Rabo AgriFinance, CLAAS Financial Services, and PNC Bank.  Larry and his wife Roxanne have resided in Ashville for over three decades and have two grown sons Grant and Neal.

 

About ARM

ARM is a specialty finance company focused on bringing financial and risk management solutions to agribusinesses. Our lending is based on the crop, crop insurance, and government payments. We know the ag business and are focused on your growth.

Ag Resource Management is proud to announce the opening of its Bad Axe, Mich. location.

The Bad Axe, Mich. location opened in January of 2019 by Market Leader Jill Miller. ARM is now doubling its presence in Michigan, already having another location in Richland. Miller was born and raised in Huron County and attended school in Bad Axe and Kinde. She later attended Saginaw Valley State University graduating with a degree in Finance and Business Management in December of 2001. Miller has spent her entire career in the Bad Axe, Mich. community doing banking and agricultural lending. Miller’s involvement in the local community has consisted of Michigan Motosport Ministries, Bad Axe FFA parent advisory board, among many others. Miller comes from a farming back ground and lives on her husband’s grandparents’ farm.  Miller has been married to Jeff for nearly 18 years and has two children Haley and Jack.

 

About ARM

ARM is a specialty finance company focused on bringing financial and risk management solutions to agribusinesses. Our lending is based on the crop, crop insurance, and government payments. We know the ag business and are focused on your growth.

On Jan. 9, 2019 a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the new ARM location at 1904 S. Main Street in Stuttgart, Ark. Those attending enjoyed fellowship and refreshments while getting a chance to learn how ARM can help local farmers. Attendees included, members of the chamber of commerce, the mayor of Stuttgart, and local ag leaders.

Jason Hayes joins us as Market Leader with 16 years of ag lending experience at Farm Credit Services, where he spent the last six years as branch manager. Hayes attended Arkansas State University and graduated with a degree in agricultural business. He went on to attend the Barrett Graduate School of Banking at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn. where he graduated the program with honors. Hayes is an avid outdoorsman and likes to spend his weekends on the water or in the woods. He currently resides in Brinkley, Ark. with his wife and two children.

Teddie Hamilton joins us as Credit Analyst with seven years of finance experience at Merchants and Planters Bank, where he spent the last three years as a loan officer. Hamilton attended Arkansas State University and graduated with a degree in sociology. He also went on to graduate from the Barrett Graduate School of Banking at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn. Hamilton enjoys spending his spare time duck hunting and fishing. He currently resides in Clarendon, Ark. with his fiancé.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ag Resource Management is proud to announce the opening of its Waunakee, Wis. location.

The Waunakee, Wis. location was opened in December of 2018 by Market Leader Jason Brown. Brown graduated from UW-Platteville with a degree in Agricultural Business. He later attended Edgewood College in Madison, WI graduating with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in 2005. Brown has worked in three different banking institutions in Southern Wisconsin over the last 20 years, having been the President/CEO of a community bank for the last 11 years. Brown is married to his wife Susan and they have three children. They reside in Waunakee.

 

About ARM

ARM is a specialty finance company focused on bringing financial and risk management solutions to agribusinesses. Our lending is based on the crop, crop insurance, and government payments. We know the ag business and are focused on your growth.

Ag Resource Management is proud to announce the opening of its Morris, Ill. location.

The Morris, Ill. location opened in December of 2018 by Market Leader Mike Carey. Carey was born and raised in Grundy County and attended school nearby in Seneca. He later attended Joliet Junior College and Illinois State University graduating with a degree in Finance and Ag Business in May of 2001. Carey has spent his entire career in the Morris, Ill. community doing agricultural lending. Carey’s involvement in the local community has consisted of United Way, MVK School Board, Grundy County Farm Bureau, among many others. Carey is also actively involved in his family’s farming operation in southern Grundy County. Carey has 2 sons, Logan and Gavin.

 

About ARM

ARM is a specialty finance company focused on bringing financial and risk management solutions to agribusinesses. Our lending is based on the crop, crop insurance, and government payments. We know the ag business and are focused on your growth.

Ag Resource Management is pleased to announce the hire of Donna Swanson as the Market Leader for its Iowa Falls, Iowa location.  

Swanson brings a strong agronomic background having previously managed a sales team at IAS, a regional cooperative covering northern Iowa. Before that she was a District Sales Manager for seed sales with Dow AgroSciences.  Her husband Matt also works in the agricultural field and they have three children, Jimmy, Skyla, and Charley. Swanson and her family reside near Story City, Iowa.

 

About ARM

ARM is a specialty finance company focused on bringing financial and risk management solutions to agribusinesses. Our lending is based on the crop, crop insurance, and government payments. We know the ag business and are focused on your growth.