Robert E. Larson – President
Mr. Larson founded Janus Mortgage in 1999. He brings more than 40 years of experience as both a lender and farm operator to our company. With over 30 years of experience in the finance industry he is an expert in all types of ag financing. .
Robert is a graduate of Stanford University where he received a BA in Economics and completed the Honors Program in Economics specializing in Agricultural Management. Upon graduation he began his banking career at First Western Bank in Minot, North Dakota where he worked with farmers in his community. During the difficult times of the early 1980s he helped many farmers and ranchers avoid bankruptcy by providing management consulting and financial reorganization strategies to his farmer clients. He negotiated settlements with ag banks during those difficult times, always working on behalf of the farmer rather than the bank.
Bob was raised on a family farm in North Dakota. He assumed ownership of the farm when his father retired and continued to expand the farm operations during a twenty year period. He has owned and managed several farms over the years including 4,800 acres of irrigated corn and beans and a 25,000 head feed lot. His family continues to farm over 10000 acres of corn ground in Minnesota.
Mr. Larson has assembled a highly qualified and experienced team of loan processors who prepare loans for underwriting. These people all have a minimum of 20 years of experience in farm lending. Our staff includes certified tax accountants as well as experienced loan underwriters who have worked for Farm Credit Services as well as other major ag banks. With his leadership Janus Ag Finance is not only an outstanding lender, but also a valuable management resource for our clients. In many cases we help farmers who may not currently qualify for bank rate financing by providing bridge loans to finance their immediate needs while we provide the guidelines to move their credit from a B credit level to an A credit level, usually with a two year period or less.