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Front Row (left to right): Mary-Lynn Hinkel, Jim Rankin, III, Vice Chairman of the Board and Alvin Lyons, Chairman of the BoardBack Row (left to right): Lee Hood, Dan Grigson, Joe Myers and Patrick Higginbotham
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.
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)
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.
Serving a four year term expiring in 2024. Mr. Lyons is Chairman of the Board. Mr. Lyons was first elected to the Board in 2001. Mr. Lyons raises tobacco, corn, alfalfa, backgrounds cattle and has cow/calf operation.
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Serving a four year term expiring in 2024. Mr. Rankin is Vice Chairman of the Board. Mr. Rankin raises soybeans, wheat and alfalfa. He has a cow/calf operation. Mr. Rankin raises, boards, trains and races thoroughbred horses.
Serving a four year term expiring in 2022. Mr. Myers was first elected to the board in 2014. Mr. Myers raises 50 purebred Angus Cows and currently serves as a sire analyst for Select Sires Beef, traveling the US to identify, purchase or lease bulls.
Serving a four year term expiring in 2021. Ms. Hood was elected to the board in 2017. Ms. Hood is the Chief Financial Officer for Clements Ag Supply in Springfield and raises cattle and hay on her family farm.
Serving a four year term expiring in 2023. Mr. Higginbotham was first elected to the board in 2019. Mr. Higginbotham owns a horse boarding operation and produces hay, along with working as a Pharmacist.
Appointed by the Board of Directors, as a Director at Large in 2014 and re-appointed to a four-year term in 2016. Hinkel serves as the HR Staffing Coordinator for CMTA Consulting Engineers.
Appointed by the Board of Directors, as Director at Large in 2017, serving a four year term. Mr. Grigson has recently retired after 42 of service as a University of Kentucky County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources.
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