At its recently completed organizational meeting, the Board of Directors of The Farm Credit Council elected Mary Fritz of Chester, Montana, as Board Chair – the first woman to lead the Board in the Council’s 30 year history – and Curtis Hancock of Fulton, Kentucky, as Vice Chairman.
Fritz has served on the board of CoBank since 2003 and is currently Second Vice Chair of the CoBank Board. She is a former chair of the Northwest Farm Credit Services board. She joined The Farm Credit Council Board of Directors in 2008. Fritz is the owner and operator of Quarter Circle JF Ranch, Inc., a dry land grain and cow-calf operation in Chester, Montana.
Hancock has farmed since 1975 and operates a 5,000-acre farm that produces corn, soybeans and wheat. He is Vice Chair of Jackson Purchase ACA and is also Vice Chair of the Board of FCCServices. He has served on the Council Board since 2003.
The Farm Credit Council Board elected the following directors to join Fritz and Hancock on the Council’s Executive Committee:
- Mike Garnett, the immediate past Chairman of The Farm Credit Council. Garnett raises cattle and has a custom haying and bailing business in Spearman, Texas. Garnett has served on the board of the Farm Credit Bank of Texas since 1999.
- Doug Felton, of Cannon Falls, Minnesota. A grain farmer, Felton was elected to the AgriBank Board in 1996.
- Tom Klahn, of Lodi, Wisconsin. Klahn operates a farm producing corn, soybeans and vegetables, and was elected to the AgriBank Board in 2002.