I knew since I was 5 years old that I wanted to be a farmer and not a hockey player. I can smell the earth every spring. It is so amazing to have the opportunity to grow something- to physically plant something and see it come to its end- it drives me. At LCP farms we grow watermelon, squash, corn, beans, wheat and rye.
Several years ago we realized we needed a new financial partner who believed in us and believed in something different- watermelons. We found all that and more with Mainstreet who backed us 100%. I am told watermelons are the hardest crop to grow and we thought not everyone is going to do it- so that’s what we are going to do!
As a farmer there is enough stress, you don’t need the stress of a financial advisor who doesn’t understand local farming. With Mainstreet our agricultural advisor lives in the area and understands what’s going on. We feel like if something goes wrong, we can call him and figure it out together. We didn’t feel like we had that kind of relationship and support when we were with a big bank.