Rabo AgriFinance announces the addition of seasoned finance professional Tom Owen as Vice President - Senior Relationship Manager on the vendor finance team. In his new role, Owen will help agri-businesses develop meaningful financial solutions for their farmer customers. He will work out of the company's Ames, Iowa office and will draw on a strong knowledge of and background in agriculture.

Rabo AgriFinance is a provider of capital and financial solutions to U.S. agricultural producers and agri- businesses. The company's network includes relationship managers, crop insurance and risk management specialists who understand the unique needs of the industry.

"Along with his proven skills, Mr. Owen brings credibility and industry respect with him," says Tom Levasseur, Managing Director of Vendor Finance. "He is a high-caliber professional who understands the marketplace. He has demonstrated repeatedly that he's able to provide meaningful solutions, deliver as promised and help customers realize their strategic goals. Tom will be a tremendous asset to our vendor finance customers."

Owen brings 15 years of experience with John Deere Financial. In various roles, he was responsible for overseeing leasing products, developing dealer incentive programs and managing relationships with major agricultural suppliers. Owen remains active with his family's row-crop farm in Elkhart, Iowa.

Rabo AgriFinance is a large-capacity lender with the ability and expertise to handle large-sized operations and all complexities of credit. A global team of analysts provide a competitive edge with insights into industry trends. And a comprehensive portfolio of services includes the right tools for producers to prepare for and take advantage of market opportunities. Whether it's financial lending, crop insurance or risk management support, Rabo AgriFinance's experts guide customers on paths toward greater success.