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Farm Credit Services of America Announces Appointment to Board of Directors


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


Omaha, Nebraska (March 27, 2015) – The Farm Credit Services of America Board of Directors has appointed L. James (Jim) Kortan of Brookings, South Dakota, as its newest director. He will serve a four-year term, effective April 1, 2015.

Kortan fills one of two appointed seats on the board reserved for directors who are non-customers of the customer-owned cooperative.

Kortan is a retired partner with Deloitte & Touche and brings to the FCSAmerica Board of Directors a background in information technology, strategic planning, risk management, internal control, regulatory compliance and business process improvement.

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Farm Credit Services of America is proud to finance the growth of rural America, including the special needs of young and beginning producers. With assets of more than $23 billion, 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