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Board of Directors

Supporting Your Dreams

The Board of Directors is elected by the membership in the cooperative style of "One member – One vote." Each member, regardless of size, has an equal say in the governing body of the Association.

Elected Directors

The Association shall have a board of seven directors, two of whom shall be appointed as outside directors. No individual may be elected or continue to serve as a director unless he or she is a holder of Class C voting Common Stock of the Association, is in compliance with the Regulations, is a bona fide farmer, rancher, or producer or harvester of aquatic products and either resides or farms in the Association’s chartered territory. If a director’s Class C Common is converted to Class B Common Stock during his or her term, such director may nevertheless complete the term for which he or she was elected or appointed. (Association Bylaws-Section V)

Outside Directors

Pursuant to the Agricultural Credit Act of 1987 and in compliance with Association Bylaws, the Association Board of Directors elected members to the Board who are not directors, officers, employees or shareholders of any Farm Credit System institution.

Our Directors

James Alvin Lyons

Chairman
Scott County
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James Alvin Lyons was elected to serve on the Board of Directors in 2001 and his current term will expire in 2024. He is the current Chairman of the Board of Directors, and is also a member of the AgFirst Farm Credit Bank Board of Directors. From 2006 - 2011 he served as Vice Chairman of the Board. Mr. Lyons raises corn, alfalfa, stocker cattle and has a cow/calf operation.

James C. Rankin III

Vice Chairman
Bourbon County
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James C. Rankin III was elected to serve on the Board of Directors in 2012 and his current term will expire in 2024. He is the current Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, and is also the Association representative to the AgFirst Farm Credit Bank District Advisory Council. Mr. Rankin rasies soybeans, wheat and alfalfa and has a cow/calf operation.

Joe Myers

Mercer County
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Joe Myers was elected to serve on the Board of Directors in 2014 and his current term will expire in 2022. Mr. Myers raises purebred Angus cattle and works for Select Sires as a beef genetics consultant.

Lee Hood

Washington County
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Lee Hood was elected to serve on the Board of Directors in 2017 and her current term will expire in 2021. Ms. Hood is the Chief Financial Officer for Clements Ag Supply in Springfield and raises cattle and hay.

Patrick Higgenbotham

Fayette County
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Patrick Higginbotham was elected to serve on the Board of Directors in 2019 and his current term will expire in 2023. Mr. Higghinbotham is a Pharmacist and owns a horse boarding operation in Fayette County.  

Mary-Lynn Hinkel

Outside Director
Fayette County
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Mary-Lynn Hinkel is an Outside Director and was initially appointed to serve on the Board of Directors in 2014 and her term will expire in 2024. Mrs. Hinkel was elected by the Board of Directors, pursuant to the Agricultural Credit Act of 1987. Mrs. Hinkel’s background is in accounting and human resources. 

Dan Grigson

Outside Director
Lincoln County
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Dan Grigson is an Outside Director and was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors in 2017 and his current term will expire in 2021. Mr. Grigson was elected by the Board of Directors, pursuant to the Agricultural Credit Act of 1987. Mr. Grigson recently retired after 42 of service as a University of Kentucky County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources.