Senior Agricultural Appraiser at Farmer's Business Network, Inc. (FBN) (Remote)

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Company Overview
Farmers Business Network® ( FBN® ) is on a mission to power the prosperity of family farmers and rural communities around the world, transforming how the world farms with an integrated, technology-enabled agricultural platform.
We offer high ROI farm inputs, fintech and sustainability products and services powered by network data, and farm-tested insights from our global farmer community. Our platform helps FBN® members make confident decisions to ensure the economic viability of their farms, while also empowering them to be a part of the solution as the global community confronts its most pressing issues: providing food security for a growing population, transitioning to more sustainable agriculture, and responding to climate change.
We are a dynamic, innovative, and mission-driven AgTech company that offers competitive compensation and benefits as well as boundless career mobility. We are backed by top investors, including Fidelity, ADM, Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, DBL Partners, T Rowe Price and Temasek. We have been featured in these articles by the Wall Street Journal and Forbes , and were also named " One of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World " by Fast Company Magazine.
Role Description: As a Senior Appraiser for FBN Finance, you'll pioneer a new program focused on building a team of internal appraisals. You'll partner with all of our cross functional stakeholders on the loan closure team to assure we're streamlining the appraisal process as efficiently as possible.
Our team will source deals for you and help to build a growing database of appraisal data. This database will allow you and future appraisers to leverage existing records and reduce boots on the ground time at farms.
As a Senior Agricultural Appraiser you will be expected to thoroughly and in a timely manner gather information, conduct, and finalize appraisals that adhere to Farmer Mac standards. There is an added emphasis on completing these appraisals as efficiently as possible.
Responsibilities
  • Conduct 2-3 appraisals per week
  • Develop a thorough review process for ensuring the appraisals are up to FMAC standards prior to submission to reduce turnaround time
  • Work with leaders and key organizational stakeholders to define gaps and needs in the appraisals process and how FBN can work to fill them
  • Thoroughly document and store all data related to appraisals in a coherent manner
  • Maintain consistent and clear lines of communication with both FBN staff and FMAC partners

Qualifications
  • A passion for helping both farmers and team members be successful.
  • 10+ years experience in appraisals specific to farmland
  • Certified General Appraisers License with mentorship years conducted specifically related to farmland appraisals
  • Experience appraising farmland
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently within a fast-paced, agile, accountable environment.
  • Highly independent, goal-oriented, and creative.

The following represents FBN's reasonable estimate of the US national average base salary range of possible compensation for this role based on market data and placement of internal employees: $150,000 - $160,000. In addition to this salary the Senior Appraiser has the potential to earn additional revenue on any outside work that is sourced and approved by their manager.
This salary range may vary based on geography and variations in cost of labor. Beyond the above or adjusted to market salary range, FBN also offers all full-time employees competitive equity compensation, health and wellness benefits, and various perks.
FBN is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristic. FBN considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.
We participate in the E-Verify program in certain locations as required by law. Learn more about the E-Verify program here .
FBN is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email fill out this form .
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An Insider's view of Farmer's Business Network, Inc. (FBN)

What's something quirky about your company?

We are a close-knit team obsessed with getting stuff done. But we don't limit ourselves to Zoom calls and office walls. From building tractors in the office to farm visits and happy hours, there's always room for a good time.

Sowmya

Director, Product Management

What projects are you most excited about?

FBN is such a unique company because we're working on many projects that just haven't been done in the agricultural industry before - whether it's building a direct-to-farm e-commerce platform, or using satellite imagery to identify ways a farmer can lower the carbon intensity of their farm. We've only scratched the surface of what we can do.

Alex

Engineering Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

It's been awesome having opportunities to work on such a variety of products and take on more ownership over the projects I am interested in.

Iris

Software Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

The mission of the FBN IT team is to power the productivity of our workforce, customers, and farmers. Our vision is to become a world class IT organization and enable the execution and realization of FBN's business strategy. If you're looking for an innovative and challenging environment where you feel empowered to make a difference, come join us.

Kumud

Chief Information Officer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Our research identifies new experiences and features to solve farmers' most fundamental problems. These ideas form a roadmap that ultimately enables many facets of FBN's business strategy - how farmers find us, buy inputs, obtain loans, and sell their goods through our platform. Ideas are essentially the currency of our product organization.

Dave

Vice President, Product

What are Farmer's Business Network, Inc. (FBN) Perks + Benefits

Farmer's Business Network, Inc. (FBN) Benefits Overview

Health and wellness: We offer robust medical, dental, and vision plans to all full-time employees and their families. We also provide premium mental health and wellness support, including free therapy, life, and career coaching sessions.

Supporting families: FBN is a great place for families, with programs to give you the support you need to make sure your family feels cared for. We offer paid parental bonding leave for new parents, as well as health savings accounts for dependent care so you can pay care expenses for a child or parent with pre-tax money.

Future planning: We offer 401(k), pre-tax benefits, income protection plans, and money management tools to help our team members plan and save for their future. Additionally, we offer all full-time employees stock as part of their compensation package so that they can share in our collective success.

Time away: We want you to take time away when you need it. We offer generous and flexible paid time-off, as well as leave programs so that you can take the time you need to care for yourself or your family.

Learning and development: We’re committed to providing our employees with access to a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities. This includes our online and in-person training offerings, as well as an internal mobility program that allows employees to explore different roles, teams, and geographies.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program

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