Trusted Advisors in Agricultural Finance: An Exploration of Proficiencies That Lead to Trust-Based Relationships

Date: Sat, April 27
Time: 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Since the Federal Farm Loan Act of 1916, a cooperative system of lending associations has helped provide stable financing to agricultural operators throughout the United States and played a crucial role in maintaining a stable food supply. At the heart of this system are relationships between agricultural operators and lenders who function as their trusted advisors. With an interdisciplinary view of trust, I completed my qualitative dissertation aimed at understanding the factors which help create and maintain trust-based relationships. From my findings, I propose a framework describing trusted advisorness in seven embodied elements.