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The Bergkamp Family : commodity
The Bergkamp Family

Generations

The Bergkamp Family

Generations

The Bergkamp Family

DIVERSIFIED FARM OPERATIONS

The Bergkamp Farm operation is split evenly between irrigated crops and dry-land crops. Main crops include corn, soybeans, and wheat. The Bergkamps feel blessed and fortunate in so many ways – their children, their life in farming, and the opportunity to unite both.

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The Bergkamp Family

The Bergkamp Family : commodity
The Bergkamp Family

Generations

The Bergkamp Family
The Bergkamp Family

Generations

The Bergkamp Family
The Bergkamp Family

Generations

The Bergkamp Family

DIVERSIFIED FARM OPERATIONS

The Bergkamp Farm operation is split evenly between irrigated crops and dry-land crops. Main crops include corn, soybeans, and wheat. The Bergkamps feel blessed and fortunate in so many ways – their children, their life in farming, and the opportunity to unite both.

Parents Tom and Arleen farm full time with their son Mark and his wife Kristen. The family’s first loan was in 1973. By 1989, Farm Credit became their primary lending institution. The Bergkamps remain loyal to Farm Credit and American AgCredit because we understand their needs, desires and dreams for the future of the family farm.

Tom and Arleen

Tom is the son of a dairyman from Garden Plain, Kansas. Tom’s father introduced farming to three of his sons in different areas of Sedgwick and Harvey Counties. Tom purchased his first 80 acres in 1973 with real estate financing from American AgCredit, and he met Arleen in 1974. They married in 1975, and together rented a half section of the farm from Tom’s parents, Norbert and Celestine Bergkamp. Tom worked in town as an electrician until 1995, when he turned his attention full time to the farm. Tom and Arleen have three children: Mike (born in 1978), Mark (1980), and Judy (1982).

Mark and Kristen

Mark has helped out with the Bergkamp farming operation since he was old enough to pull weeds and close gates for flood irrigation. While earning his Business Finance degree from Wichita State, he returned to the farm as often as possible, renting his first piece of ground in 2000. Mark received his degree in 2002 and married Kristen in 2003. Mark and Kristen purchased their first quarter in 2005 and their son, Jackson, arrived in 2007. Since 2008, they gradually made the switch from FSA ownership and operating loans to American AgCredit real estate financing and operating loans. The switch was prompted by some positive recommendations from a trusted source – Mark’s parents. These days, with some crop inputs purchased two years before the crop is turned into cash, a good lender is a necessity.

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Commodities: corn, milo, soybeans, wheat

Location: Clearwater, KS

Services:

REAL ESTATE FINANCING:  Mortgage loans for property purchase

OPERATING LOANS: Loans for farm operating costs

EQUIPMENT FINANCING

LEASING