Marvin R. Hass is a retired Chief Executive Officer of Farm Credit Service. He has more than thirty seven years of agricultural lending and management experience and has served as President of entities in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Colorado and Kansas.
Hass was raised on a small diversified farm in central North Dakota. He served four years in the U.S. Navy and attended Minot State College before beginning his cooperative career.
He has served on several volunteer boards and has completed volunteer cooperative consultant assignments in the countries of Moldova, Russia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Armenia and South Africa.
He has recently begun writing western poetry that recalls his boyhood and ranching experiences. Hass has been published in Colorado Country, Range Magazine, The Chaffee County Time, Fence Post, Cowboy Poetry Online, vintage Colorado Poetry and Prairie Poetry. He has read his poetry on KVRH & KHEN in Salida, Colorado and is featured weekly on KSIR radio in Fort Morgan, Colorado.
Hass lives with his wife Candy outside of Buena Vista, Colorado. The Hasses have three sons, one daughter and three grandchildren.