Farm Credit Services of America stockholders have re-elected five Midwest producers to its board effective January 1, 2010. Nicholas B. Hunt, Atlantic, Iowa, Richard Hall, Massena, Iowa, Dan Shaw, Edgar, Neb., Kim Vanneman, Ideal, S.D., and Nancy Tarver, Gillette, Wyo.
Hunt has a farm corporation raising corn, soybeans and alfalfa crops, and a cow-calf and cattle feeding operation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College. Hunt joined the board on January 1, 2007 and the new three-year term will end on December 31, 2012.
Hall is the general manager of Southwest Iowa Egg, a layer hen cooperative, and operates a cow-calf herd. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture education and a Master of Science in meat science from Iowa State University. Hall joined the board January 1, 2007 and the new four-year term will end on December 31, 2013.
Farmers serve on board, oversee operations of farm lender
Shaw has a corn, soybean and cow-calf operation and owns Shaw Grain, LLC. He is a graduate of Sandy Creek High School and attended Nebraska Wesleyan University studying business and economics. Shaw joined the board on January 1, 2007 and the new three-year term will end on December 31, 2012.
Vanneman is part of a diversified family farming operation including row crops, finishing feeder pigs and a commercial beef-cow herd with her spouse, daughter and son. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science with a business option from South Dakota State University; serves in the South Dakota State Legislature; and is a state licensed appraiser. Vanneman joined the board on January 1, 2007 and the three-year term will end on December 31, 2012.
Tarver has a cow-calf and yearling family partnership with her husband, Bob, and two sons. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Montana State University. Tarver joined the board on January 1, 2007 and the new five-year term will end on December 31, 2014.
Farm Credit Services of America helps finance the growth of rural America, including the special needs of young and beginning producers. With more than 79,000 customers, a cash patronage program and assets of $13 billion, FCSAmerica is one of the region's leading providers of credit and insurance services to farmers, ranchers, agribusiness and rural residents in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Learn more at www.fcsamerica.com.