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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • AgHeritage Farm Credit Services Director Election Results Announced

  •  On May 17, results of the AgHeritage Farm Credit Services Director elections were announced.

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  •  On May 17, results of the AgHeritage Farm Credit Services Director elections were announced. Central Region Director Keith Watkins and Northern Region Director Michael Taylor were re-elected and Tracy Borgognoni was elected to the Southern Region.  All will serve four year terms.
    Keith Watkins of Griffithville, on 1,650 acres owned and 2,000 acres rented, grows rice, soybeans and wheat. He also has a 150 head cow/calf operation.  Keith has been a member of the AgHeritge FCS Board since 2008 and serves as a member of the Finance Committee. He is also a former Nominating Committee Member. Keith serves on the Riceland Foods Board, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board, White County Farm Bureau Board and Little Red River Irrigation District Board.  Keith is a member of First Baptist Church of Griffithville and is a graduate of Griffithville High School.
    Michael Taylor of Bald Knob farms 631 acres owned and 1,361 acres rented as a partner of Taylor Brothers Farms. In addition to growing rice and soybeans, Michael has 139 acres of CRP grass and hardwood trees.   Michael has been an AgHeritage FCS Board Member since 2001 and currently serves as Chairman of the Board. Michael is a member of the AgHeritage FCS Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Human Resources Committee and Member Relations Committee. He is also a former AgHeritage FCS Nominating Committee Member. Michael is a member of the White County Farm Bureau Board where he currently serves as Secretary-Treasurer and Soybean Committee Chairman.  He is a member of Russell Missionary Baptist Church.  Michael has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a Master of Science in Agronomy from the University of Arkansas.
    Tracy Borgognoni of Lake Village farms 965 acres owned and 2,000 acres rented where he grows cotton and soybeans.  Tracy is a former AgHeritage FCS Nominating Committee Member. He is a member of the Beouff Tensas Eco-Restoration & Irrigation Project Board and Crooked Bayou Watershed Board.  Tracy is a member and President of the Parish Council of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Lake Village and has a Master of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Arkansas.
                    Other Board members are: Dwain Morris, Board Vice Chairman; Russell Bonner; Jerry Burkett; Mike Burkett; Chuck Culver, Outside Director; Mike Ellis; Terry Richardson, Outside Director; Clay Schaefer; and Ken Shea.
                    AgHeritage FCS shareholders elected to the Nominating Committee were: Ronald Aaron (Batesville); Jeffrey Reidhar (Brinkley); Scott Young (Dermott); Brandon Parker (Lonoke); Tommy Young (Newport); Greg Baltz (Pocahontas); Nicky Hamilton (Searcy); Donald Branson (Star City); and Frank Prislovsky (Stuttgart).
    AgHeritage Farm Credit Services is a financial cooperative with owned and managed assets in excess of $850 million as of December 31, 2011, that provides credit and related services to more than 2,900 farmers and ranchers in 24 Arkansas counties.  Branch offices are located in Batesville, Brinkley, Dermott, Lonoke, Newport, Pocahontas, Searcy, Star City and Stuttgart.

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