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Farm Credit Mid-America announces board candidates

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Voting opens May 7, closes June 4, for cooperative customers with voting stock

April 16, 2020    |    News Stories

Farm Credit Mid-America announced at its annual meeting April 16, the seven candidates seeking election or re-election to the Association’s board, as well as candidates for the 2021 Nominating Committee.

Board of Director candidates and their home communities are:

  • Kevin Cox, Brazil, Ind.
  • Kaye Whitehead, Muncie, Ind.
  • Rodney Dick, Nancy, Ky.
  • John Kuegel Jr. Owensboro, Ky.
  • Bill Legg, Westpoint, Tenn.
  • Jason Moore, Paris, Tenn.
  • Jason McConkey, Englewood, Tenn.

Farm Credit Mid-America is an agricultural lending cooperative serving more than 80,000 customers in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Customers with voting stock are eligible to vote and voting stock is purchased at the time of a customer’s loan origination. Voting begins on May 7 and closes June 4.

The Board of Directors sets policy and provides overall direction to the Association’s leadership. In 2020, three directors’ terms are expiring, one seat each in Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. Each director serves four years on the 14-member Board. Twelve of those positions are stockholder-elected and two are appointed by the Board.

Voting-eligible customers will receive candidate information via mail, along with paper voting ballots and voting instructions via mail. Stockholders also can vote online by visiting a link on e-farmcredit.com/elections, where they can find additional information about the candidates.

Results will be announced in June. To ensure impartiality, the ballot is created, printed and mailed by a third party vendor that gathers, tabulates and reports on the election outcome.

“As growers and producers, board members have a deep passion and interest in the mission of Farm Credit Mid-America,” said President and CEO Bill Johnson. “Insights they have from their own and others’ operations – especially as we continue to deal with challenges created by the COVID-19 outbreak – help us continue to deliver the best products, services and experiences to our farmer-owners.”

Customers also will vote on the 2021 Nominating Committee by state. The 20-member committee – five from each state – selects candidates for both the Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. Candidates for Nominating Committee are:

Indiana

  • David Hardin, Avon
  • A.J. Booher, West Lafayette
  • Lisa Hammock, Madison
  • Allen Mohler, Lebanon
  • John Powell, Warsaw
  • Trevor Glick, Columbus
  • Woody Nichols, Frankfort
  • Ray Kerkhof, Greenfield
  • Andrew Stewart, Greensburg
  • Alan Meyer, Vincennes

Ohio

  • Jeremy Crum, Peebles
  • Cathy Lennartz, Ft. Recovery
  • Ginny Zumberge, Celina
  • Lisa Peterson, Sabina
  • Gene Tapalman, West Alexandria
  • Mike Pullins, Urbana
  • Nancy Wuebker, St. Henry
  • Kevin Elder, Pleasantville
  • Tom Bensman, Waynesville
  • Matt Bell, Zanesville

Kentucky

  • Chris Mitchell, Flemingsburg
  • Kenneth Anderson, Winchester
  • Alice Maze Porter, Maysville
  • Glenn Williams, London
  • Matt Watson, Flemingsburg
  • Brandon Robey, Adairville
  • Ben Furnish, Cynthiana
  • Steven Bach, Mount Sterling
  • Terry Ishmael, Flemingsburg
  • Aaron Tucker, Calhoun

Tennessee

  • Kyle Wills, Greeneville
  • Melanie Loyd, Pikeville
  • Paul Davis, Lascassas
  • Heather Hardy, Gates
  • Ben Sanders, Columbia
  • Clint Workman, South Fulton
  • Mark Wilkerson, Chattanooga
  • Willis Jepson, Orlinda
  • Mike Brundige, Martin
  • Bobby Love, McMinnville

For more information on the Farm Credit Mid-America Board of Directors, or to learn how you can become a candidate for a board position, visit https://e-farmcredit.com/about/board-of-directors

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