Robert E. Larson founded Janus Mortgage in 1999. He brings more than 40 years of experience as an agricultural lender and farm operator to our company. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, he is an expert in all types of agricultural financing.

Education & Career

Mr. Larson graduated from Stanford University, receiving a BA in Economics and completing 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, always working on behalf of the farmer rather than the bank.


Bob was raised on a family farm in North Dakota. He assumed farm ownership when his father retired and continued to expand the farm operations for twenty years. Over the years, he has owned and managed several farms, including 4,800 acres of irrigated corn and beans and a 25,000-head feedlot. His family continues to farm over 10000 acres of corn ground in Minnesota.

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Our Staff

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 agricultural financing and farm lending. Our staff includes certified tax accountants and experienced loan underwriters who have worked for Farm Credit Services and 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. In contrast, we provide the guidelines to move their credit from a B credit level to an A credit level, usually within a two-year period or less.