Cedar Rapids, IA - AXA Equitable AgriFinance is celebrating its 100th year of financing America's farmers and ranchers. AXA Equitable started as the farm loan department of The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States by making a $3,500 loan on 160 acres in Jackson County, Minnesota, in 1912. The company has helped American agriculture grow from its humble beginnings to the juggernaut that it is today by staying true to the company’s core values of lending to operators of sound character and stability.

Rick Henderson, President, has been with the company for 33 years. Mr. Henderson says; “It has been rewarding for me to work for a company that has made a commitment to finance American agricultural producers for the past century. This evidences their commitment to U.S. agriculture, through the difficult years as well as the good ones. This sustained commitment has attracted and retained good farm and ranch customers, as multiple generations have relied on AXA Equitable to meet their family’s capital needs. Our loan officers, with decades of experience, also understand and value this commitment to our customers.”

AXA Equitable is based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with loan officers located in the principal agricultural markets. The loan officers are experienced mortgage lenders with in-depth knowledge of their respective markets. AXA Equitable offers long term fixed rate mortgage loans to farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses.