Cathy Bartels is the Oregon Senior Vice President of Insurance Services for Northwest Farm Credit Services. Northwest Farm Credit Services is a financial cooperative providing financing and related services to farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses, commercial fishermen, timber producers, rural homeowners, and crop insurance customers in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. Northwest is a member of the nationwide Farm Credit System that supports agriculture and rural communities with reliable, consistent credit and financials services, today and tomorrow.
Cathy has been with Northwest since 1990, and has served as VP Operations, Regional VP, Branch Manager, Relationship Manager, Senior Credit Officer and Appraiser within the company’s lending division prior to moving into her current role in early 2018. She provides leadership in the areas of crop insurance sales, marketing, processing and servicing.
Cathy grew up on a small farm in Fort Jones, California, and graduated from California State University Chico with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business. She is a licensed Insurance Producer in the state of Oregon. She and her husband, Rich, live in Powell Butte, Oregon and run a small cattle operation in conjunction with their two sons.