Register now for a rural lending webinar hosted by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (FRB KC).

This webinar will highlight the current credit needs of women and minority farmers. Presenters will also share resources and best practices for collaboration among banks, government, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders to stabilize, support, and provide financing for women and minority farmers.

Presenters and Discussion Topics Include:

A Note About Women and Minority Farmers

Donna Pearson McClish Founder/Director, Common Ground Producers and Growers Mobile Market

Review of the State of Agriculture in Kansas

Cortney Cowley, Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City – Oklahoma City Branch

Opportunities for Bank Partnership

Joshua Ridder, Kansas Farm Loan Chief – USDA, Farm Service Agency

Examiner’s Perspective

Shelly Valentine, National Bank Examiner, OCC

Bankers’ Panel

Moderated by Tim Herwig, District Community Affairs Officer, OCC

Michelle Cerne, Senior Vice President, Community National Bank and Trust

JohnElla Holmes, PhD, Executive Director, Kansas Black Farmers Association


Who should attend:

  • Community organizations
  • Credit Officers
  • Community Development Officers
  • CRA Officers
  • Loan Officers