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.