Member Stories

Here you can read about DFA members who have experience using DFA Financing. Check back periodically as we add new member stories.

Steve Matthees

Industry knowledge means financial security

Like many dairy producers, Dairy Farmers of America Board Director Steve Matthees relies heavily on his bank to secure cattle, real estate and operating loans that keep his business running. In 2009, he faced a situation with his longtime bank he never thought he’d have to deal with.

“Because of the way the economic situation just flipped around on us, my bank was questioning if they even wanted to service us,” Matthees says. “It was a scary situation — all of a...