MidAtlantic Farm Credit Elects Board Members

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Local agriculture lender, MidAtlantic Farm Credit has announced the results of their election for board of directors and nominating committee members.

CEO, MidAtlantic Farm Credit

Bob Frazee, CEO

The board of directors have an important role in making decisions on behalf of MidAtlantic Farm Credit, and it is the duty of the nominating committee members to recommend candidates who will serve us well.

MidAtlantic Farm Credit is a local agricultural lender that is owned by its member-borrowers. These member-borrowers elect representatives to serve on the board of directors and nominating committee for four and one year terms, respectively.

Joseph D. Snapp of Winchester, VA was newly elected to the board to serve the Valley election region. Snapp is a self-employed farmer and orchardist operating and managing West Oaks Farm, LLC in Winchester, VA. His farm operation includes 200 acres in fruit production, 600 acres in row crops, 20 acres in vegetable production, and a cow-calf production of 400 head. The operation also includes West Oaks Farm Market, a family venture.

The following were re-elected to serve on the cooperative's board of directors: Walter C. Hopkins of Lewes, DE and Fred R. Moore, Jr. of Eden, MD.

Elected to serve on the 2014 nominating committee were: Kirk D. Carmean of Snow Hill, MD; Timothy F. French of Woodstock, VA; Douglas W. Green of Princess Anne, MD; Robert M. Hutchison of Cordova, MD; John B. Kline of Myerstown, PA; William I. Mason, Jr. of Queen Anne, MD; Guy E. Phillips of Georgetown, DE; Wayne Rhoderick of Mt. Airy, MD; Richard Schwartzbeck of Union Bridge, MD; Brett B. Wightman of Edinburg, VA; Christopher M. Wyatt, Sr. of Harrington, DE; and Leon E. Ziegler of Myerstown, PA.

"The board of directors have an important role in making decisions on behalf of MidAtlantic Farm Credit to benefit the Association and their fellow member-borrowers," says Bob Frazee, CEO of MidAtlantic Farm Credit, "and it is the crucial duty of the nominating committee members to recommend candidates who will serve us well."

About MidAtlantic Farm Credit

MidAtlantic Farm Credit is an agricultural lending cooperative owned by its member‐borrowers. It provides farm loans for land, equipment, livestock and production; crop insurance; and rural home mortgages. The co-op has over 10,500 members and approximately $2.1 billion in loans outstanding. MidAtlantic has branches serving Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. It is part of the national Farm Credit System, a network of financial cooperatives established in 1916 to provide a dependable source of credit to farmers and rural America.

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