LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Andrew Wilson of Somerset, Ohio, is one of four farmers elected by customers of Farm Credit Mid-America to the board of directors of the $21 billion financial services cooperative that serves Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee farmers, agribusinesses and rural residents.
Wilson, an incumbent, farms row crops, hay, forage and beef cattle in southeastern Ohio. He also has a contract swine operation. He is the former director of the Ohio Farm Bureau Association, and is involved in the Ohio Pork Producers Association and the Fairfield Christian Church, where he previously served as a deacon. Wilson holds a bachelor of science in agriculture business from Wilmington College in Ohio.
The other newly elected directors are Dwain “Doc” Cottingham of Attica, Indiana; Mary Courtney of Bagdad, Kentucky; and Brandon Robbins of Cookeville, Tennessee. Board members are elected by Farm Credit Mid-America’s 80,000 voting customers.
“Our cooperative structure gives customers the advantage of having a voice in the election of our board of directors,” said Kevin Cox, Farm Credit Mid-America board chair, and a grain and livestock farmer from Brazil, Indiana. “Giving those who live and work in rural America the opportunity to play such a large role in our operation helps us understand and meet their financial needs.”
The Farm Credit Mid-America board of directors comprises 18 members — four customer directors from each of the four states the association serves and two appointed directors who provide outside perspectives. The board provides strategic oversight and direction to the association.
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About Farm Credit Mid-America
Farm Credit Mid-America is a financial services cooperative that has been serving the credit needs of farmers agribusinesses and rural residents across Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee for nearly a century. Backed by the strength of nearly 100,000 customers and $21 billion in assets, Farm Credit Mid-America provides loans for real estate; operating; equipment; housing; and related services such as crop insurance, and vehicle, equipment and building leases. For more information, call 1-800-444-FARM or visit them on the web at www.e-farmcredit.com.