CoBank Appoints Lueders as Farm Credit Leasing President

CoBank, a bank serving agribusinesses, rural infrastructure providers and Farm Credit associations throughout the U.S., announced that Jason Lueders has been appointed as Farm Credit Leasing’s president.

In this new role, Lueders will provide overall leadership for Farm Credit Leasing’s national footprint providing leasing solutions to agribusiness and rural infrastructure cooperatives, and farmers and ranchers of the Farm Credit System. Lueders will succeed Mike Romanowski as Romanski transitions to his role as business unit leader for CoBank’s digital business solutions.

“Jason has been a significant contributor to CoBank for the past 15 years and we are excited to further leverage his leadership expertise for CoBank and the Farm Credit System within the leasing platform,” Brenda Frank, executive vice president of CoBank’s VP Farm Credit Banking division , said.

Since 2012, Lueders has led CoBank’s Minneapolis and Fargo Banking Centers, which provide loans, leases, and other financial services to farmer-owned cooperatives and other middle market agribusinesses across Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and the Dakotas. He has also led CoBank’s Coop Start initiative that targets small and emerging cooperatives across the country and serves on the boards of the Agricultural Retailers Association and the Ralph K. Morris Foundation. Prior to joining CoBank in 2007, Lueders was a relationship manager in US Bank’s Food and Agribusiness Group where he worked with agribusinesses across the US, and he started his career as a credit analyst with Community First Bankshares (Bank of the West) in Fargo, ND.

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