WASHINGTON – M. Wayne Lambertson of Pocomoke City, Md., has been elected chairman of the Farm Credit Council board of directors.

Lambertson owns and operates a 2,700-acre farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. He grows corn, wheat and soybeans and also has a 300,000-broiler operation. He currently serves on the boards of Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit, ACA, AgFirst Farm Credit Bank, and the Delmarva Poultry Industry, a trade organization.

Gordon Carter, has been elected vice-chairman. Carter and his son own and operate a 360-acre farm in Gaston, Ind., where they raise grain and livestock. He represents the AgriBank District Farm Credit Council and is chairman of Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, ACA, Louisville, Ky.

In addition to Lambertson and Carter, the following members of the Board of Directors were elected to the Executive Committee:

  • J. Roy Orton , Ripley, N.Y., representing CoBank; Orton serves as Chairman of the CoBank board of directors and is a grape producer in Western, N.Y.

  • Mike Garnett, Spearman, Texas, representing the Tenth District Council; Garnett is a crop and livestock producer.

  • Dr. Edward Schenk, Chickasha, Okla., serves on the executive committee as the past chairman of the Farm Credit Council. Schenk represents U.S. AgBank, FCB, and is a crop and livestock producer and veterinarian.

The Farm Credit Council Board of Directors is a 23-member board comprised of representatives from the five-Farm Credit Banks and District Councils. Along with the executive committee members, the following serve on the Farm Credit Council Board: Kenneth Andrews, Madisonville, Texas, Tenth District Farm Credit Council; Bill Bess, Lincolnton, N.C., AgFirst DFCC;

Robert Carson, Marks, Miss., AgFirst DFCC; Earl Dolcini, Petaluma, Calif., U.S. AgBank, DFCC, Myron Edleman, Watertown, S.D., AgriBank DFCC; Jimmy Eller, Oktaha, Okla., U.S. AgBank DFCC; Arlen Gilbertson, Parshall, N.D., AgriBank DFCC; Curtis Hancock, Fulton, Ky., AgFirst DFCC; Lyndon Limberg, Gary, S.D., AgriBank, DFCC;

Donald Ludy, Bakersfield, Calif., U.S. AgBank, DFCC; Gary Matteson, Epsom, N.H., CoBank; Bruce Nelson, Farmington, Wash., CoBank; Sheldon Richins, Henefer, Utah, U.S. AgBank DFCC; Ron Schuler, Lincoln, Calif., CoBank; Leland Strom, Elgin, Ill., AgriBank DFCC; Robert Tetrault, Portland, Maine, CoBank; Meredith Yarick, Hume, Mo., AgriBank DFCC; and Ray Young, Wisner, La., Tenth DFCC.

The Farm Credit Council is the national trade association representing the interests of the institutions of the Farm Credit System. For more information visit www.fccouncil.com.

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