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Compeer Financial, formerly 1st Farm Credit Services, AgStar Financial Services and Badgerland Financial, is pleased to announce the cooperative has renewed their commitment to be a champion for the dairy industry as the first Vision Partner of the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW).

Compeer Financial is recognized as first Vision Sponsor

“Compeer Financial’s preceding organizations have been long-time PDPW partners, supporting the mission and commitment to lifelong learning for the dairy industry,” said Roger Swigart, Vice President of Core Markets at Compeer Financial and former PDPW advisor.

“Dairy, like any industry, goes through cycles that challenge even the best leaders. Compeer Financial is committed to partnering with PDPW and other agriculture organizations to help farmers manage through adversity, position them for success, and capitalize on opportunities,” Swigart added.

“A Vision Sponsor embodies a steadfast confidence in the future and legacy of dairy’s professional development organization. They lead with a servant purpose and believe in the success of fellow dairy farmers, the importance of strategic relationships, and the need for an advanced dairy infrastructure, while all led by fellow dairy farmers,” stated Shelly Mayer, PDPW Executive Director.

“I applaud Compeer Financial’s commitment to serve our nation’s dairy farmers. Their investment allows PDPW to continue to lead through education,” said Marty Hallock, PDPW Board President and Mondovi, Wis. farmer.

About Compeer Financial

Compeer Financial is a member-owned Farm Credit cooperative serving and supporting agriculture and rural communities. The $19.5 billion organization provides loans, leases, risk management and other financial services throughout 144 counties in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Based in the Upper Midwest, Compeer Financial exists to champion the hopes and dreams of rural America, while providing personalized service and expertise to clients and the agriculture industry.

Compeer Financial is the third largest cooperative of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of lending institutions supporting agriculture and rural communities with reliable, consistent credit and financial services. For more information about Compeer Financial, visit #ChampionRural

About PDPW

Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) is the nation's largest dairy producer-led organization of its kind, focusing on producer professionalism, stakeholder engagement and unified outreach to share ideas, solutions, resources and experiences that help dairy producers succeed. #myPDPW