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AgGeorgia Farm Credit co-op stockholders re-elect directors

AgGeorgia Farm Credit, an agricultural lending cooperative, recently announced the results of its stockholder election to choose the members of its board of directors.

The following directors were re-elected this month to serve three-year terms on the board:

Mr. Jack W. Bentley Jr. of Tignal, Ga., is a dairy farmer in Wilkes County. He serves on the board's Governance and Compensation committees.

He also serves on the boards of the American Dairy Association of Georgia, the Wilkes County Farm Bureau and the Wilkes County Board of Tax Assessors.

Mr. J.E. Jones of Pitts, Ga., is a retired row crop farmer in Wilcox County. He is well known in the community and brings a wealth of experience to the AgGeorgia Board.

Mr. Jones serves on the board's Financial and Strategic Planning committee.

Mr. Howard Lawson of Morven, Ga., is a Brooks County commissioner and row crop and peach farmer. He serves on the board's Audit and Compensation committees. He also serves on the boards of BCT Gin, Brooks County Farm Bureau and Citizens Community Bank Advisory Board.

Mr. George R. Reeves, of Thomson, is a row crop farmer in McDuffie County. He serves on the board's Compensation committee.

He also serves on the board of the McDuffie County Farm Bureau; serves as supervisor-treasurer for the McDuffie County Soil and Water Conservation District and is a member of the Georgia Cattlemen's Association.

AgGeorgia Farm Credit is an agricultural lending cooperative owned by its member-borrowers. It provides farm loans for land, equipment, livestock and production; crop insurance; and rural home mortgages.

The Georgia co-op has 4,128 members and more than $1 billion in loans outstanding. AgGeorgia Farm Credit has branches serving 79 counties in Georgia.

It is part of the national Farm Credit System, a network of financial cooperatives established in 1916 to provide a dependable source of credit to farmers and rural America.

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Web posted on Thursday, November 19, 2009

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