Latest News - Jun 28, 2022

Directors Elected to Southern AgCredit Board

Stockholders of Southern AgCredit recently reelected Larry Killebrew of Lexington, Mississippi, and Kevin Rhodes of Pelahatchie, Mississippi, to the lending cooperative’s board of directors. Stockholders also elected John “Paul” Johns Jr. of Jonesboro, Louisiana, who replaces retired director John “Van” Bennett of Spearsville, Louisiana. Each director will serve a three-year term.

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 a small beef cattle operation, two six-house poultry farms in Rankin County and a five-house poultry farm in Scott County.

Johns owns a farming operation consisting of 500 acres of hay, timber and pastureland, 100 commercial cows and four poultry houses.

Southern AgCredit’s 2022 Nominating Committee consists of the following:

Tim Clements, Delta Region; Alan Ezelle, Central Region; Kati Krager, Southern Region; J. Blake McCartney and Thomas Wade, Louisiana Region.

“The board of directors is a diverse representation of our borrower-owners we serve throughout our territory,” said Phillip Morgan, chief executive officer. “They guide and steer the association in all aspects, and we are thankful to have such a talented group of individuals to serve as directors.” 

Southern AgCredit’s 10-member board also includes Reggie Allen of Brookhaven, Mississippi; Scott Bell of Lena, Mississippi; Gene Boykin of Rolling Fork, Mississippi; Steve Dockens of Ocean Springs, Mississippi; Allen Eubanks of Lucedale, Mississippi; T.C. Hall of Gloster, Louisiana; and Linda Staniszewski of Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

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