Michael T. "Bo" Stone, Chairman of the Board
AGCAROLINA FARM CREDIT
Michael T. “Bo” Stone, 51, is from Rowland, N.C., where he owns and operates P&S Farms, Inc., and Bo Stone Farms, LLC. He produces corn, wheat and soybeans and also grows small produce for a roadside stand. His operations include a swine finishing unit under contract with Murphy Brown, a cow/calf herd and timber management. Mr. Stone is a director of Cape Fear Farm Credit, ACA; UNC Health Southeastern; and Dillon Christian School. He is a member of the North Carolina Farm Bureau Energy and Transportation Committee and serves on the board of the Farm Credit Council. Mr. Stone has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business management with a minor in animal science, as well as a master’s in agriculture from North Carolina State University. He is the board-appointed member and chair of both the AgFirst Plan Sponsor Committee and the AgFirst/FCBT Plan Sponsor Committee. Mr. Stone serves as Board Chair and chair of the Coordinating Committee. He is an ex officio member of all committees.
William T. Robinson Vice Chairman of the Board
AgSouth Farm Credit
William T. Robinson, 55, from St. Matthews, S.C., is owner/operator of Robinson Family Farm, which consists of row crops, hay, cattle and timber. Mr. Robinson is executive director for the SEFA group, an engineering, construction and transportation company. He retired from the department of Treasury and Corporate Financial Planning at Santee Cooper, South Carolina’s state-owned electric and water utility. He serves on the boards of the Orangeburg Area Cattleman’s Association and Tri-County Electric Cooperative. Mr. Robinson obtained a bachelor’s degree and a master’s in civil engineering from Clemson University and a master’s in business administration from Charleston Southern University. He currently serves on the board of AgSouth Farm Credit, ACA. Mr. Robinson serves as board Vice Chair and is on the board’s Compensation, Coordinating, and Governance committees.
Gary L. Baldosser
Gary L. Baldosser, 56, from Republic, Ohio, owns and operates Baldosser Farms, Inc., a cow/calf and row crop operation, and Garbec Farms. He is vice chairman for the AgCredit, ACA, board of directors and also serves on the board of Sunrise CoOp Clyde Condominium Association, a condominium grain storage association. In addition, he serves as a trustee for Tri-Grain, LLC, a family land holding entity; a member of Bloc-B, LLC, a family land holding entity; and a member of Garbec Farms, LLC, a family land holding entity. Mr. Baldosser received a bachelor’s degree in ag economics from The Ohio State University. He serves on the board’s Audit Committee.
Jack W. Bentley, Jr.
AgGeorgia Farm Credit
Jack W. Bentley, Jr., 65, from Tignall, Ga., owns and operates A&J Dairy, a dairy, pasture, crop and timberland operation. He is a director of AgGeorgia Farm Credit, ACA, and serves on the boards of the following agricultural and dairy trade and promotion organizations: USDA Farm Service Agency, Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, American Dairy Association, Lone Star Milk Producers and the Wilkes County Farm Bureau. Mr. Bentley has a bachelor’s degree in ag mechanics and business from Clemson University. He serves on the AgFirst Plan Sponsor Committee and the board’s Audit Committee.
Jenny R. Black
FARM CREDIT OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
Jenny R. Black, 48, from Lakeland, Fla., is a Certified Project Manager and owns and operates Jenny Black Consulting, LLC, an information technology consulting company. Ms. Black also serves as manager for the following citrus and agricultural operations: Ridge Investments, LLC; Black & Myers Properties; and BHB Holdings, LLC. She is a director of Farm Credit of Central Florida, ACA, and serves on the board of the Farm Credit Council. She also serves as a director for the Polk County Florida 4-H Foundation Board, the Volunteers in Service to the Elderly Advisory Board and All Saints Academy Independent School. Ms. Black has bachelor’s degrees in English and liberal studies and a master’s in business administration with a concentration in information technology, finance and marketing from the University of South Florida. Ms. Black serves on the board’s Coordinating Committee and as chair of the board’s Risk Policy Committee.
Sherry E. Bowden
Sherry E. Bowden, 61, outside director, is from Johns Island, S.C. She retired as CFO of State Street Corporation and is a certified public accountant and a certified personal property appraiser. Ms. Bowden is trained in business process improvement as a Six Sigma Green Belt. She received her bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of William and Mary and earned master’s degrees in international management in finance from the American Graduate School of International Management and business administration from Drury University in a dual degree program. Ms. Bowden is the board designated financial expert and serves on the board’s Coordinating Committee and is chair of the board’s Audit Committee.
William K. Jackson
Horizon Farm Credit
William K. Jackson, 67, from New Salem, Pa., is a partner in Jackson Farms, a dairy operation with other farming interests, including corn, soybeans and alfalfa. He is president of Jackson Farms 2, LLC, a small dairy processing facility that produces milk and makes ice cream sold in area stores and on-site. He is also president of Jackson Farms 3, LLC, and Jackson Farms Limited Partnership, which are involved in the production of natural gas. Mr. Jackson serves on the boards of Horizon Farm Credit, ACA; the Farm Credit Council; the Fay Penn Economic Development Council; the Fayette County Agricultural Improvement Association Board, where he is president; and the Penn State Fayette, Eberly Campus Advisory Board. He has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business management from Penn State University. Mr. Jackson serves on the board’s Compensation and Coordinating committees and as chair of the Governance Committee.
Dwain K. Lanier
Dwain K. Lanier, 65, outside director, resides in Raleigh, N.C. He is managing director of Pareto Consulting, LLC, specializing in consulting for performance improvement and change management, and is retired from the Tennessee Valley Authority, where he served as vice president of Operational and Regulatory Assurance. Previously, he was president and CEO of MEMCO Barge Line and served in various leadership positions with Progress Energy, GKN Automotive and Data General Corporation. Mr. Lanier founded Patriot State Bank, where he served as a director and chair of the governance committee. He serves on the board of the Southeast Raleigh YMCA. Mr. Lanier holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from North Carolina State University and a Six Sigma Certificate from the University of Texas – Austin. Mr. Lanier serves on the board’s Risk Policy Committee.
Fred R. Moore, Jr.
Horizon Farm Credit
Fred R. Moore, Jr., 70, from Eden, Md., is president of Fred R. Moore & Son, Inc., d/b/a Collins Wharf Sod, which also grows corn, soybeans and wheat. He is also partner of F&E Properties, LLC, a rental business, and a partner in F&E Moore Properties, LLC, a land holding partnership. Mr. Moore currently serves on the boards of Horizon Farm Credit, ACA; Wicomico Soil Conservation District; and Wicomico County Farm Bureau, and he is an active life member of the Allen Volunteer Fire Company. He has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture education from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Mr. Moore serves as chair of the board’s Compensation Committee and serves on the Governance and Coordinating committees.
Michael W. Patrick
First South Farm Credit
Michael W. Patrick, 57, is from Canton, Miss., and is a partner in Patrick Farms Joint Venture, a cotton, corn, soybean and timber operation. He serves on the First South Farm Credit, ACA, board of directors; as a commissioner for the Madison County Soil and Water Commission; and as a member of the Madison County USDA FSA County Committee. Mr. Patrick holds a bachelor's degree from Mississippi State and a master’s in business administration from the University of Mississippi. Mr. Patrick serves on the board’s Compensation and Governance committees.
John Whitworth "Whit" Player
ArborOne Farm Credit
John Whitworth “Whit” Player, 56, from Elliott, S.C., operates J. Whit Player Farms and Players Stoney Run Farms, consisting of cotton, corn, peanuts and sunflowers, along with 12 turkey grow-out houses. Mr. Player serves on the ArborOne Farm Credit Board. A graduate of Clemson University with a bachelor’s degree in ag tech and business, Mr. Player has been farming for 32 years. In addition to farming, he is a forestry technician with the South Carolina Forestry Commission and Vice President of the St. Charles Gin Company. Mr. Player serves on the board’s Risk Policy Committee.
David L. Richesin
River Valley AgCredit
David L. Richesin, 56, resides in Philadelphia, Tenn. He currently serves as chairman of the River Valley AgCredit Board of Directors. Mr. Richesin is owner and operator of Cherrybrook Farm, a row crop operation with crops including corn, soybeans, wheat and straw. He serves as a director on the AgFirst Farm Credit Council. Mr. Richesin also serves on the Tennessee Farm Bureau Board of Directors as director-at-large, as president of the Loudon County Farm Bureau Board of Directors and a board member for the Tennessee Farmers Mutual Insurance Company. Mr. Richesin received his bachelor’s degree in agricultural business from the University of Tennessee. Mr. Richesin serves on the board’s Audit Committee.
Alfred W. “Al” Stephens
Farm Credit of the Virginias
Alfred W. “Al” Stephens Jr., 55, owns and operates Stephens Dairy Farm in Wytheville, Va., which consists of a dairy and beef cow/calf operation and a farming operation, with crops including corn, alfalfa, wheat and grass hay. He is a member of the Farm Credit of the Virginias, ACA, board, and also serves as secretary-treasurer on the Wythe/Bland DHIA. In addition, he serves as a member of the VA Tech Dairy Science Advisory Board. Mr. Stephens received a bachelor’s degree in dairy science from Virginia Tech.
Ellis W. Taylor
AgCarolina Farm Credit
Ellis W. Taylor, 53, is from Roanoke Rapids, N.C. He is owner and operator of a row crop operation, Mush Island Farms, LLC, which consists of cotton, soybeans, wheat, corn and timber. He is also part owner of Roanoke Cotton Company, LLC, which operates cotton gins and a warehouse. Mr. Taylor is a director on the boards of AgCarolina Farm Credit, ACA; Northampton County Farm Bureau; and the Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corp. He has bachelor’s degrees in agronomy and in agricultural business management and a master’s in economics from North Carolina State University. Mr. Taylor serves on the board’s Audit Committee.