Mr. Atkinson is the Pacific Region Head for Farm Management and Due Diligence for Homestead Capital. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in finance from California State University, Bakersfield. His years of experience in agricultural finance and management qualify him to provide clients with expertise in financial analysis of large and complex agribusiness operations as well as development and placement of debt facilities. He was formerly National President of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) and President of the California Chapter of ASFMRA. He is an Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) and an Accredited Agricultural Consultant (AAC).