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The Demler Family

The Demler Family

California eggs

Raising Poultry and Processing Eggs

In 1974 Kevin Demler and his father Edmund purchased a 120,000 layer and pullet ranch just northeast of San Diego. Five years later, Kevin and his wife Mary bought the ranch from his dad and Pine Hill Egg Ranch was on its way to a remarkable journey of success.

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The Talbott Family

The Talbott Family

Colorado grapes peaches

FARMING & PACKING PEACHES, PEARS AND WINE GRAPES

Bonnie and Harry Talbott first came to American AgCredit in 2001 after a long family history growing peaches. Today their Talbotts Mountain Gold peaches are world famous, and the farm is the largest orchard operation in the Palisades area.

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The Chiala Family

The Chiala Family

California row-crops

GROWING & PROCESSING ROW CROPS

George Chiala’s relationship with the Farm Credit system began in 1967 when he and his father obtained a loan. George struck out on his own with a loan from American AgCredit to open George Chiala Farms in 1972, growing strawberries and peppers and processing tomatoes.

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The Branstetter Family

The Branstetter Family

California cattle

RAISING LIVESTOCK ON THE FAMILY RANCH

Back in the 60s – the 1860s – the Branstetter Family came out to California and started a ranching business. 100 years later they were looking to grow and came to American AgCredit for real estate financing.

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The Bergkamp Family

The Bergkamp Family

Kansas corn milo soybeans wheat

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 Gansberg Family

The Gansberg Family

California cattle hay

COW/CALF OPERATION WITH ALFALFA HAY AND OTHER DIVERSIFIED OPERATIONS

The Gansbergs have been with American AgCredit since 1944 with a business focused on cattle, horses and hay. The Gansberg’s son, Chris, runs the operations these days, having learned the ropes from his parents who spent a lifetime working with American AgCredit.

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The Longstreth Family

The Longstreth Family

California almonds cherries walnuts

CENTRAL VALLEY FAMILY FARMS

Expanding from a small plot farmed by Robb in the 1960s, the Longstreth family now works 120 acres of cherries, 1,800 acres of almonds, 2,000+ acres of walnuts, and does custom harvesting for leased properties – totaling more than 4,500 acres of rich farmland.

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The Sangiacomo Family

The Sangiacomo Family

California grapes

VINEYARDS GROW STRONG WITH ROOTS IN FAMILY FARMING

With their origins rooted in Italy, the Sangiacomos have always felt a powerful connection to the land, especially through farming which led eventually to a life in the vineyards.

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The Gless Family

The Gless Family

California citrus

A FAMILY FARMING LEGACY

The Gless family citrus legacy began in 1907 when John J. Gless’ grandfather, Juan Gless, a Basque sheepherder, immigrated from Spain to the El Toro area of Orange County, California, where he bought a 100 acre property that happened to include five acres of oranges.

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