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Farm Credit Services of America Customer-Owners Elect Three Midwest Producers to Board of Directors


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Judith Nygren Corporate Communications & Public Relations Specialist
Phone: 402-348-3346


Omaha, Nebraska – Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) stockholders elected three Midwest producers to four-year terms on the organization’s Board of Directors effective April 1, 2013:  Nicholas Hunt of Atlantic, Iowa; Dan Shaw of Edgar, Nebraska; and Kim Vanneman of Ideal, South Dakota. Their terms end March 31, 2017. All three joined the Board January 1, 2007.

Nicholas Hunt owns and operates a fourth-generation family farm raising corn, soybeans, alfalfa, and a commercial cow operation and cattle feedlot. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and is a Certified Director in the Premier Governance Series, an in-depth Farm Credit System director development program.

Dan Shaw operates a family farm raising corn, soybeans and wheat and a commercial cow-calf herd. He attended Nebraska Wesleyan University studying business and economics. Shaw is a Certified Director in the Premier Governance Series.

Kim Vanneman owns and operates a third-generation diversified family farm that includes row crops, small grain and hay, finishing feeder pigs and a commercial beef cow herd. She holds a bachelor’s degree in animal science and business from South Dakota State University and served in the South Dakota Legislature from 2007-2012. Vanneman is a Certified Director in the Premier Governance Series.

About Farm Credit Services of America

Farm Credit Services of America is a customer-owned financial cooperative proud to finance the growth of rural America, including the special needs of young and beginning producers. With nearly $20 billion in assets and more than $3 billion in members’ equity, FCSAmerica is one of the region’s leading providers of credit and insurance services to farmers, ranchers, agribusiness and rural residents in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Learn more at

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