RIDGELAND, Miss. — Stockholders of Southern AgCredit recently re-elected John “Van” Bennett of Spearsville, La., Larry W. Killebrew of Lexington, Miss., and Kevin Rhodes of Pelahatchie, Miss., to the lending cooperative’s board of directors. They will each serve three-year terms.
Bennett and his family own a 300-acre cattle and timber farm that he and his wife operate under Rainbow Hill Farms.
Killebrew is the owner/manager of Larry Killebrew Farms, a 3,000-acre farming operation consisting of row crops – cotton, corn, and soybeans – and cattle.
Rhodes owns KDR Farms, Inc., a 300-acre farming operation consisting of 80 head of beef cattle, two six-house poultry farms in Rankin County and a five-house poultry farm in Scott County.
“At the core of our cooperative structure, is a stockholder elected board of directors,” said Joe Hayman, chief executive officer. “Through the election process, the stockholders directly participate in the governance of the Association.”
Southern AgCredit’s 2020 Nominating Committee consists of the following: Tim Clements, Delta Region; Alan Ezelle, Central Region; Chris Stockman, Southern Region; James Marsalis, Louisiana Region; J. Blake McCartney, Louisiana Region.
The Southern AgCredit 10-member board also includes Reggie Allen of Brookhaven, Miss.; Scott Bell of Lena, Miss., Gene Boykin of Rolling Fork, Miss.; Steve Dockens of Ocean Springs, Miss., Allen Eubanks of Lucedale, Miss., T.C. Hall of Gloster, La.; and Linda Staniszewski of Hattiesburg, Miss.
Southern AgCredit is a full-service cooperative lender that specializes in financing rural land and agricultural operations in Mississippi and Louisiana. It is a member of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of lending cooperatives that finance agriculture, agribusiness, rural real estate and country homes. For more information, visit www.southernagcredit.com.