Each year, Farm Credit of Central Florida conducts a business meeting to provide Association updates and allow eligible stockholders to vote for the individuals they wish to serve on the Farm Credit of Central Florida board of directors for the upcoming term and the individuals who will serve on the nominating committee for the upcoming year.
Robert M. Behr, CEO of Citrus World, Inc. and CoBank director, was elected to serve. Behr brings a wealth of Farm Credit System knowledge and cooperative model experience to the board.
William L. Klinger, treasurer of Brantley Farms, Inc. was elected to serve. Klinger provides experience in ornamental horticulture with over thirty years in the business.
Daniel T. Aprile, manager of Golden A Cattle Company, LLC and Aprile Farms, Inc. was elected to serve. Aprile has extensive agricultural real estate experience, leasing property to pecan, corn, cotton, peanut, and strawberry farmers.
C. Dennis Carlton, Sr. was reelected to the board to serve another term. Carlton has been on the Farm Credit of Central board since 2004.
“We are excited to welcome new members to our board,” Reggie Holt, Farm Credit of Central Florida president and CEO said. “These industry leaders bring a wealth of agriculture and cooperative experience to our board and I look forward to working with them.”
Stockholders reelected director C. Dennis Carlton, Sr. to serve another term expiring April 2022. Robert M. Behr was elected to fill an existing term expiring in 2021. William L. Klinger and Daniel T. Aprile were elected to serve three year terms expiring in 2022. Dean T. Evans, Ronald E. Gainey and Laurence E. Swindle were elected to serve on the 2020 nominating committee. Richard F. Hoffman and Nathaniel H. Jameson are alternates.
This year, more than 200 people were in attendance including eligible voting stockholders and their family members, government officials, industry leaders and FFA members.
Farm Credit of Central Florida is a member-owned cooperative serving 13 Central Florida counties, including Polk, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Sumter, Lake, Seminole, Orange, Osceola, Volusia and Brevard. Part of the nationwide Farm Credit System established in 1916, Farm Credit of Central Florida provides loans, leases and crop insurance to over 1,000 farmers, ranchers, growers and rural homeowners.