Louisville, KY (Vocus) September 1, 2009
Eight farmers have been nominated to fill four Board of Director positions at Farm Credit Services of Mid-America (FCS), one of the largest agriculture lending cooperatives in the nation serving farmers and agribusinesses throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee. The cooperative's 58,000 voting stockholders will be casting their ballots over the next several weeks.
During the summer, Farm Credit's 92 offices hosted a Customer Appreciation Events with the purpose of introducing candidates to the membership and providing membership updates. These events are wrapping up over the next few weeks, just prior to the mailing of the election ballots.
The board is comprised of 16 elected directors - four from each state that the association serves. Two independent directors also serve on the board. They meet monthly to set policy and provide overall direction for the association. Board terms are generally four years.
On the same ballot, voting stockholders will elect members to the 2010 FCS Nominating Committee. This committee is comprised of 20 members - five members from each state the association serves. Representatives of the Nominating Committee will meet next June to select candidates for the 2010 elected positions.
The eight board candidates (two from each state the cooperative serves) are listed below. More information about the candidates can be found on the cooperative's website at http://www.e-farmcredit.com .
- John Powell of Warsaw, Indiana
- Matt Walther of Centerville, Indiana
- David Bates of Shepherdsville, Kentucky
- Rodney Dick of Nancy, Kentucky
- Rusty Goebel of Stryker, Ohio
- George Stebbins of Englewood, Ohio
- Dan Ashby of Maryville, Tennessee
- Daryl Rowe of Limestone, Tennessee
For more information about Farm Credit or the nearest FCS office, call 1-800-444-FARM (3276). For more information about the candidates, please go online to http://www.e-farmcredit.com .
Farm Credit Services of Mid-America is an ag lending cooperative managing over $15.5 billion in assets and serving over 85,500 farmers, agribusinesses and rural residents in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee. The association provides loans for all farm and rural living purposes including real estate, operating, equipment and housing and related services such as crop and life insurance and vehicle, equipment and building leases. For more information about Farm Credit or the nearest FCS office, call 1-800-444-FARM (3276) or visit them on the web at http://www.e-farmcredit.com .