AXA Equitable AgriFinance, LLC ( is pleased to announce the addition of Lance Bethke as the loan officer covering Idaho, Utah and portions of Nevada.  Mr. Bethke has 22 years of agricultural lending experience over a wide range of operations in southeast Idaho.  Lance was raised on the family ranch in American Falls, and graduated from the University of Idaho.

Eric Linge, Sr. VP at AXA says; “Lance brings us a great deal of experience and market knowledge.  Having him on board in Pocatello will give us a strong local presence which will allow us to better serve our existing customers and to provide long term agricultural financing to others in the tri-state market.”

AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company has been in the business of providing long term capital to farmers and ranchers continuously since 1912.

Mr. Bethke can be contacted at his office by calling (208) 681-6423 or by email at