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Directors Allen, Boykin and Hall Reelected to Southern AgCredit Board

RIDGELAND, Miss. — Stockholders of Southern AgCredit recently reelected Reggie Allen of Brookhaven, Mississippi, Lonnie “Gene” Boykin of Rolling Fork, Mississippi, and Thomas C. “T.C.” Hall of Gloster, Louisiana, to the lending cooperative’s board of directors. Each will serve a three-year term.

“As a cooperative, Southern AgCredit is owned by the same farmers, agribusinesses and rural homeowners we serve,” said Phillip Morgan, chief executive officer. “Our customer-owners directly participate in the governance of the association by electing directors to our board.”

Allen, Boykin and Hall also are customer-owners, and are elected to represent regions in the cooperative’s territory.

Allen, a timber and cattle farmer, was first elected to the board in 2013. 

Boykin, a timber, soybean and corn farmer, was first elected to the board in 2014.

Hall is a timber and cattle farmer. He is former board chairman of Louisiana AgCredit, which merged with Southern AgCredit in 2010.

The other members of the board are Scott Bell of Lena, Mississippi; John “Van” Bennett of Spearsville, Louisiana; Steve Dockens of Ocean Springs, Mississippi; Allen Eubanks of Lucedale, Mississippi; Larry W. Killebrew of Lexington, Mississippi; Kevin Rhodes of Pelahatchie, Mississippi; and Linda Staniszewski of Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Five customer-owners served on the Southern AgCredit Nominating Committee, which selects candidates for the annual board elections. The 2020 committee included Tim Clements, Delta Region; Alan Ezelle, Central Region; Chris Stockman, Southern Region; James Marsalis (deceased), Louisiana Region; and J. Blake McCartney, Louisiana Region.

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.

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