Meet Our Team

Raised In Agriculture

Educated In Agriculture

Serving In Agriculture

William Van Tassel

Fund Manager

William Van Tassel

Fund manager William Van Tassel has personally been serving the real estate lending needs of this niche market for over thirty years. William is a native to California and was raised on a large-scale commercial beef cattle operation in Linden. Academically, he holds a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Nevada, Reno. Over his 30-year lending career he has originated hundreds of millions of dollars in commercial agricultural real estate loans to nearly every institutional lender that originates loans to farmers in California. Loans have been originated on a variety of agricultural properties, such as orchards (almonds, stone fruit, pistachios, chestnuts, cherry, olive, citrus & walnuts), grapes (table, raisin & wine) and irrigated field crops (cotton, vegetables, hay, grains, rice, melons & tomatoes). Loans have been placed on properties located as far north as Marysville and as far south as Bakersfield. His personal vision is to “Comprehensively serve the real estate lending needs of farmers throughout California.”

William is happily marriage to his wife, Victoria, for 35 years. Together they are the sole shareholders of AgriBusiness Financial Inc. a retail agricultural loan brokerage company originating Farmer Mac and Institutional Portfolio Direct commercial loans to farmers throughout California.

Luke Van Tassel

Account Manager

Luke Van Tassel

Luke joined AgriBusiness Financial Inc in 2017. Like is father he was raised in agriculture working on his grand fathers’ livestock operation. After high school he pursued his passion of racing motocross for several years. He was offered a position as the team race manager, preparing equipment, scheduling, training and traveling across the United States. Luke is married and a new dad to a handsome son.​

As an Account Manager here at AgriBusiness Financial Inc, Luke has excelled in his professional abilities. He is versed in the intimate details of the loan transaction from the initial loan inquire to the on-site property inspection, all the way thru the loan closing as well as the follow up loan servicing.