Participating in the election process is one of the benefits of cooperative membership.
Louisville, KY (PRWEB) October 22, 2011
Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, a $17.5 billion financial services cooperative serving more than 92,500 farmers and rural residents in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee announced that five customer-members have been elected to the organization’s Board of Directors.
The elected board members include new members Kaye Hurst Whitehead of Muncie, Indiana (Delaware County) and Brandon Robbins of Cookeville, Tennessee (Putnam County). The incumbents are Dan Flanagan of Campbellsville, Kentucky (Taylor County) and Andrew Wilson of Somerset, Ohio (Perry County). Their terms run through October, 2015. Additionally, Kathryn Eschbacher-Timberlake of Mauckport, Indiana (Harrison County) was elected to fill a vacancy on a two-year term. Her term runs through October, 2013.
They are a part of an 18-person board who meet monthly in Louisville, Kentucky, the cooperative’s headquarters, where they set policies and the overall direction for the association. Additionally, Farm Credit owner-members elected a 20-person nominating committee who will meet next June to select candidates for the 2012 cooperative elections. More than 8,000 members cast ballots in the elections. Participating in the election process is one of the benefits of cooperative membership.
2011 Board of Directors Election Results
The following Farm Credit members were elected to the board of directors in October 2011:
Kaye Hurst Whitehead
Muncie, Indiana (Delaware County) Four-year term
As president of Seldom Rest Farms, Kaye owns 1,200 acres and leases an additional 2,300 acres where she raises corn, soybeans, wheat and hay and has a farrow-to-finish hog operation. She has served on a number of local, state and national pork and agriculture boards. Kaye received her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Kentucky.
Campbellsville, Kentucky (Taylor County) Four-year term
Dan farms under the names of 4-E Farms, Inc. and Saloma Chick Litter Company. The operation consists of 500 acres owned and 250 leased where they raise poultry, grain and produce. Dan has served on the Farm Credit board since 2008. He is a member of several agriculture organizations and was recently elected as chair of the Kentucky Council of Agriculture. Dan has a Bachelor of Arts from Campbellsville College as well as Masters Degrees from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the University of Louisville.
Somerset, Ohio (Perry County) Four-year term
Andrew is a swine contract grower. He owns 345 acres and leases an additional 300 acres where he also raises corn, soybeans, wheat and hay and has a cow-calf operation. A member of the Farm Credit board since 2008, Andrew is active in the state and local Farm Bureau. He received his Bachelor of Science in AgriBusiness from Wilmington College.
Cookeville, Tennessee (Putnam County) Four-year term
Brandon is co-owner of Mountain Farm International. On 1,350 acres, he also has a cow-calf operation under the name of R&R Farms. He is a former Farm Credit Services financial services officer and received his Bachelor of Science from Middle Tennessee State University.
Mauckport, Indiana (Harrison County) Two-year term
Kathryn is a clerk for the Department of Child Services of Indiana-Harrison County. She also has a 206-acre farm consisting of Polled Hereford cattle, hay, corn, soybeans and timber. She is involved in a number of state and national cattle organizations and received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Sullivan University in Louisville, Kentucky.
2012 Nominating Committee Election Results
The following were elected to serve on the 2012 Nominating Committee. They will meet in June of 2012 to select candidates for the 2012 director and nominating committee elections.
Darwin Brewer – Rushville
Michael Cox – Fowler
Allen Mohler – Lebanon
Mark Townsend – Hartford City
Larry Underwood – West Lafayette
Charles Dawson Jr. – Maceo
Thomas Greathouse – Midway
Mary Joan Hayden – Philpot
Kenneth Mattingly – Austin
Glenn Williams – London
Joe Garland – Washington Court House
Rusty Goebel – Stryker
Douglas Henry – East Liberty
Wayne McMichael – Wapakoneta
Jeff Wuthrick – Alliance
Steve Harrison- Loudon
John Steve Lee – Madisonville
Roger Meadows – Halls
Ben Moore – Dresden
Kyle Wills – Greeneville
About Farm Credit Services of Mid-America
Farm Credit Services of Mid-America is a $17.1 billion financial services cooperative serving over 92,500 farmers, agribusinesses and rural residents in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee. The association provides loans for all farm and rural living purposes including including real estate, operating loans, equipment loans, and housing loans. FCS also provides an array of financial services, including crop insurance and leases. For more information about Farm Credit, call 1-800-444-FARM or visit them on the web at http://www.e-farmcredit.com.