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Shared Passion for Ag, Rural Living Help Customers Dream Come True

Dave Rennaker always knew he wanted to become a farmer. After many years of service in the Army, he and his wife traded city living for a life on a 70-acre cattle farm.

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Dave Rennaker always knew he wanted to reconnect to his family roots in agriculture and become a farmer. Following many years of service in the Army, he and his wife, Dagmar, decided to trade city living for a life on a 70-acre cattle farm in Mammoth Cave, Kentucky.

When property beside their farm became available, a dream to share their farm and the land with others was born. When the Rennaker’s approached Farm Credit Mid-America, they found support and a shared interest in making that dream come true.

“Our first meeting, we never talked numbers. We talked about the dream,” Dave said. “And then ]our loan officer] called and said, ‘Yeah, we can do this.’”

Watch the video to learn more about the Rennaker’s story, and how Farm Credit Mid-America collaborated with them to make their dream come to life.


Farm Credit Mid-America territory includes Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio and Tennessee. Arkansas includes Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Desha (northeast of the White River), Greene, Lee, Mississippi, Phillips, Poinsett, and St. Francis counties. Missouri includes Carter, Ripley and Wayne counties. Kentucky excludes Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Marshall and McCracken counties. Ohio excludes Crawford, Hancock, Lucas, Marion, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, Wood and Wyandot counties. We serve all counties in Indiana and Tennessee. 

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