ST. PAUL, Minn., March 8, 2018—AgriBank today announced the results of elections for four positions on its 18-member board of directors as well as the return of its chair and vice chair. The elections took place this week at the AgriBank 2018 Annual Meeting in Chandler, Arizona.
CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR
MATTHEW WALTHER (CHAIR)
Matt Walther, of Centerville, Ind., has a farming operation consisting of 2,000 row crop acres of corn, soybeans and wheat, and a 120-head cow/calf herd. He has served on the AgriBank Board of Directors since 2011.
KERI VOTRUBA (VICE CHAIR)
Keri Votruba, of Hemingford, Neb., owns and operates a family farming operation consisting of wheat, corn, alfalfa, peas, sunflowers, cow/calf and a background lot. He has served on the AgriBank board since 2004.
Christine Crumbaugh, of St. Louis, Mich., has a 3,000-acre cash crop farm raising sugar beets, corn, soybeans and wheat. She previously served on the GreenStone Farm Credit Services Board of Directors.
Dan Shaw, of Edgar, Neb., his wife and son operate Shaw Farms, LLC, a family farm raising corn, soybeans and wheat, and a commercial cow-calf herd. They also operate a commercial poultry breeder barn, which produces eggs for a local hatchery, and own and manage Shaw Grain, LLC, a local elevator. He has served on the AgriBank board since 2014.
George Stebbins, of Englewood, Ohio, farms 3,050 acres of corn, soybeans and wheat. He previously served on the Farm Credit Mid-America Board of Directors.
THOMAS WILKIE, III
Tony Wilkie, Forrest City, Ark., and his wife own an irrigated rice, soybean, corn and wheat farm. He also manages Thomas W. Wilkie III Investments LLC. He has served on the AgriBank board since 2010.
AgriBank is one of the largest banks within the national Farm Credit System, with nearly $105 billion in total assets. Under the Farm Credit System's cooperative structure, AgriBank is primarily owned by 14 Farm Credit Associations. The AgriBank District covers America's Midwest, a 15-state area stretching from Wyoming to Ohio and Minnesota to Arkansas. With about half of the nation's cropland located in the AgriBank District and over 100 years of experience, the Bank and its Association owners have significant expertise in providing financial products and services for rural communities and agriculture. For more information, please visit www.AgriBank.com.