Release date: 4/15/2014
Lexington, KY - Joe Myers has been elected to serve a four-year term on the Central Kentucky Ag Credit Board of Directors. He is a native of Montgomery County and he current resides in Mercer County.
He was elected by the Ag Credit membership during the association’s regional annual meetings, February 24 and 25.
Mr. Myers is well-known nationally for his work in the livestock industry, where he has extensive experience as a major farm manager and cattle producer, and for his work as an educator.
Joe Myers was raised in Montgomery County and has been a lifelong partner in farming with his parents in the Myers Angus Farm operation. He relocated with his family to Mercer County in 2007, where he purchased 125 acres near Harrodsburg. Continuing the family Angus production tradition, Mr. Myers’ Mercer County Angus farm specializes in purebred Angus production with 50 brood cows, from which he markets purebred bulls and cows.
His extensive background in livestock production includes management of the B & J Angus Farm in Mt. Sterling until 1992. He then taught Agriculture Education for 15 years in the Montgomery County High School System. During his teaching career in Montgomery County, Myers also developed and managed the Chenault Agriculture Center.
The Myers’ family relocation to Mercer County was stimulated by his appointment as manager of Anderson Circle Farm, which ranked among the nation’s premiere Angus operations. Mr. Myers was manager of Anderson Circle Farm until it was sold in late 2011.
Following dissolution of Anderson Circle Farm, Mr. Myers was named by Select Sires Beef as a sire analyst. He currently travels the United States for Select Sires to identify, purchase and/or lease many of the best bulls in the world.
Mr. Myers earned his degree in Agriculture Education from the University of Kentucky. He also earned his Master’s Degree in Vocational Education from U of K, and then achieved his Rank I Certification in Educational Administration.
The service that Mr. Myers will experience on the Central Kentucky Ag Credit Board of Directors will focus on policy-setting for the association and oversight of management of the cooperative. Ag Credit ranks among the largest rural lenders headquartered in the Bluegrass Region, with loan volume outstanding to farmers and rural residents of nearly $400 million.
His leadership in Kentucky continues to be significant. He currently serves on the Central Kentucky Angus Association Board of Directors; he is past president of the Kentucky Angus Association; is a member of the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association; and he is a member of the Mercer County Cattlemen’s Association.
Joe and his wife, Toni, are parents of two children. They are members of the Carpenters Christian Church in Harrodsburg.
NOTE: Central Kentucky Ag Credit provides lending services to farmers and rural residents in 17-counties throughout the Bluegrass Region. Ag Credit is a member of the nationwide Farm Credit System.
Joe Myers joins five other individuals who currently serve on the Central Kentucky Ag Credit Board of Directors. They are:
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