AgHeritage Farm Credit Services is a cooperative and is customer-owned. Customer-owners purchase voting stock giving them the right to participate in director elections and vote on issues influencing the operations of the association. The cooperative is governed by a 12-person board. Ten of the members are elected by customers and two are appointed by the board. Board terms are four years. The board generally meets monthly to set policy and give overall direction to the organization's leadership.
In addition to 262 acres of timber, Jerry farms rice, soybeans and wheat on 1,485 acres. Jerry has been a board member since 2002. He serves on the Executive Committee, Audit Committee, Finance Committee, and Member Relations Committee. Jerry also serves on the Arkansas County Farm Bureau Board and is a member of the Yoder Ruritan Club.
Clay farms rice and soybeans on 1,250 acres owned and 4,250 acres rented. Clay has been a board member since 2011. He is a member of the Executive Committee and serves as Chairman of the Human Resources Committee. He is a member of the Riceland Foods Board and the Tri-County Farmers Association Board, past President of the Woodruff County Farm Bureau Board, and is past Vice President of the Three County Fair Board. Clay has a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences from the University of Arkansas.
Derek farms corn, rice and soybeans on 3,100 acres rented. He is a member of the United Soybean Board, U.S. Soybean Export Council and is an advisor for USDA Agriculture Technical Advisory Committee. He also serves on the Jackson County Farm Bureau Board.
Jeff farms corn, rice, and soybeans on 935 acres owned and 2,700 acres partially owned with family for a total of 4,200 acres. Jeff was appointed to the board in 2017 and serves on the Audit Committee. He serves on the Arkansas Ag Council Board, Arkansas Rice Council Board, Arkansas Rice Federation Board, Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board, USA Rice Federation Board, USA Rice Council Board, Jackson County Farm Bureau Board, Newport School Board, Newport Levee Board and Arkansas Waterways Commission. He is a deacon and bible class teacher at Holden Avenue Church of Christ. Jeff has a Bachelor of Science in Plant Science from Arkansas State University and a Master of Science in Agronomy from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
Rhonda works with her husband, Victor, to manage 975 family - owned acres as well as 700 rented acres of corn, rice and soybeans. She is also VP of Finance and Administration at Black River Technical College in Pocahontas. Stone holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree, a Masters of Science in Vocational/Technical Administration and SCCT Community College Administration from Arkansas State University, and is a graduate of the College Management Business Institute at the University of Kentucky. In addition, she is a member of Sutton Free Will Baptist Church, President of Arkansas Association of College and University Business Officers, a member of Southern Association of College and University Business Officers, a member of American Institute of CPAs, a member of Arkansas Society of CPAs, Past President and member of Northeast Chapter of Arkansas Society of CPAs and Past President and member of Randolph County Kiwanis Club.
Russell farms corn, wheat, rice, and soybeans on 5,000 acres. Russell has been a board member since 2006. He serves on the Executive Committee and Finance Committee.
Dow farms cotton, corn, rice and soybeans on 1,500 acres owned and 9,000 acres rented. Dow is also managing member of Central Grain, Brantley Farming and Brantley and Sons. He was elected to the board in August 2020 and serves on the Finance and Audit Committees. He serves on the Lonoke County Farm Bureau Board, Arkansas Rice Federation, Arkansas Rice Council, USA Rice Federation Board, USA Rice International Trade Policy, Agriculture Policy Advisory Committee for USDA and USTR, and Arkansas Ag Council. Dow is a member of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church. He has a Bachelors of Science in Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences from the University of Arkansas.
Mark farms rice on 2,000 acres owned and 1,000 acres rented. He is also a partner in Zero Grade Farms and Generation Farms. Mark was elected to the board in August 2020 and serves on the Finance Committee. He serves on ARVA Intelligence Board, Field to Market, Ag Council of Arkansas, H20 Initiative, Arkansas Irrigation Science Technical Work Group, Winrock’s American Carbon Registry Steering Committee of US SRP, and USA Rice Committees – Sustainability, Conservation, International Promotion, Asia Trade Policy and Rice Leadership. Mark is a member of The Summit Church. He is also an agricultural speaker, writer and lecturer at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Mark has a Masters of Arts in Professional and Technical Writing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a Bachelors of Arts in Communication from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and a Bachelors of Arts in Professional and Technical Writing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Jesse farms rice, soybeans and corn with his brothers and son on 2,500 owned and 7,500 - 8,00 acres rented. He and his brothers began farming in 1979 and in 1988 began farming the well-known Big Mo Farm. Jesse was appointed to the board in 2017 and serves on the Finance Committee. He serves on the Farelly Lake Levee District Board. Jesse has a Bachelors of Science in General Agricultural from Arkansas State University.
Scott farms 1,282 acres owned and 1,030 acres rented. He grows corn, soybeans and wheat. Scott also manages 1,040 acres of plantation pines and 638 acres of WRP land. He has been a member of the board since 2013 and serves on the Human Resources Committee. Scott is an Ashley County Farm Bureau Board Member, a former AgHeritage FCS Nominating Committee Member and former member of Arkansas Rice Council. He is a member of Portland Baptist Church where he serves on the Hospitality Committee. Scott was the 2001 Ashley County Farm Family of the Year and served on the Ashley County Quorum Court in 2007. Scott has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Henderson State University.
Chuck has served as an outside director since 1992. He serves as Chairman of the Member Relations Committee. Chuck is the Director of External Relations for the Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas System. Chuck has been a member of the Arkansas Bar since 1981. He also serves on the Staff-Parish Relations Committee of Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville and is the CUMC Annual Conference Lay Delegate. Chuck is a member of the North Fayetteville Camp of Gideons International, past President of the Rotary Club of Fayetteville, and past Assistant Governor of Rotary District 6110.
Sandra has served as an outside director since 2015. She serves on the Executive Committee, Audit Committee and Human Resources Committee. Sandra is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Riceland Foods, Inc. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting from the University of Central Arkansas. Sandra is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountancy and the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Southern Region consists of the following counties: Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Jefferson, Lincoln and Pulaski. This region has three elected director positions.
Central Region consists of the following counties: Lonoke, Monroe, Prairie, White and Woodruff. This region has four elected director positions.
Northern Region consists of the following counties: Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Lawrence, Randolph, Sharp and Stone. This region has three elected director positions.
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