OMAHA, NEBRASKA - Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) stockholders elected four agricultural producers to the financial cooperative’s Board of Directors. A fifth director was re-appointed to the Board.
Dana Morgan of Corning, Iowa, was elected to serve a three-year term beginning April 1, 2022. Morgan is the commercial-ingredient manager for New Balance Commodities, a division of BALANCE4WARD, a cattle feeding company that provides ingredient solutions and business management systems. He and his wife operate Morgan Land & Cattle Company, a cow-calf and cattle feeding operation. He co-owns Morgan Brothers, LLC, a land-holding company, and owns Bragg & Morgan, LLC, a rental property business. He also has a farming partnership with Turner Farms Partnership. Morgan currently serves on the Southwest Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative Board and is a trustee for St. Timothy’s Catholic Church. Morgan was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Board effective July 1, 2020; his current elected term ends March 31, 2025.
Susan Voss of North English, Iowa, was elected to serve a four-year term beginning April 1, 2022. Voss is a vice president, secretary and treasurer of BS Farms, Inc., a family corn, soybean and cow-calf operation, and BS Lands, LLC, which holds real estate. She is also a certified public accountant. She is employed at TDT CPAs and Advisors, providing advisory, accounting and tax services, and is the controller for Ralston Construction, Inc. She also serves on the Farm Credit Foundations Board. Voss has been a member of the Board since April 1, 2014; her current term ends March 31, 2026.
Duane Kristensen of Minden, Nebraska, joins the Board and will serve a four-year term beginning April 1, 2022; his current term ends March 31, 2026. Kristensen is president of Kristensen Enterprises, LLC and Gran Boi, LLC, which includes a cow-calf operation as well as corn, soybean and potato crops. He is retired from Chief Industries Ethanol Division, where he was general manager and vice president. He currently serves as a member of the American Coalition for Ethanol Board, the Hastings Economic Development Corporation Board, Ag Builders of Nebraska, and the U.S. Grains Council Ethanol A Team. He is also an executive board member of the Nebraska Alumni Association.
Jason Frerichs of Wilmot, South Dakota, joins the Board and will serve a four-year term beginning April 1, 2022; his current term ends March 31, 2026. Frerichs has a diversified family farming operation raising soybeans, corn, wheat, and alfalfa, as well as a cow-calf and yearling operation. He also serves as a farmer director on the United Soybean Board and is the Secretary of the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council.
Mark Weiss of Omaha, Nebraska, was re-appointed to a four-year term on the Board effective April 1, 2022. Weiss is an executive with Smart Energy Water, a technology company servicing the utility industry. His background is in information technology and risk management, and he is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Additionally, Weiss completed the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Cyber Risk Oversight Program and earned the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight. He has served as an appointed director since April 1, 2014; his current term ends March 31, 2026.
FCSAmerica is governed by a Board of Directors that reflects the diversity of agriculture in the Association’s territory of Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. The Board consists of twelve Directors elected by customer-owners and three Directors who are appointed by the Board to provide additional perspectives. To learn more about the recent election results, visit www.fcsamerica.com/electionresults.
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 more than $37.4 billion in assets and $6.7 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 fcsamerica.com.