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AgFirst welcomes new director to its board

AgFirst Farm Credit Bank stockholders have elected one new director and re-elected two incumbent directors. Alfred W. “Al” Stephens began his term on Jan. 1 and will continue to serve until Dec. 31, 2026. Directors Jack W. Bentley Jr. and Michael T. “Bo” Stone were re-elected to four-year terms also ending Dec. 31, 2026.
Mr. Stephens 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. Mr. Stephens, who received a bachelor’s degree in dairy science from Virginia Tech, also serves on the school's Dairy Science Advisory Board. 
AgFirst has a total of 14 directors who use their experience and expertise to help further Farm Credit’s mission of supporting rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services.

Al Stephens