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Board of Directors

Farm Credit Services of America Directors

At Farm Credit Services of America, our core values of honesty and integrity are at the heart of everything we stand for and are reflected in everything we do. By pledging to follow ethical practices, we’re reaffirming our commitment to ensuring the long-term interests of our customers are being served. Every action we take and every business decision we make are driven by these values. The board of directors has adopted a Code of Ethics.

FCSAmerica directors uphold these values through Standards of Conduct and Code of Ethics Policies, which define expected actions and behavior. All directors and employees are expected to conduct their official duties in a professional manner, and avoid conflicts of interest, real or apparent, and the appearance of impropriety with directors, employees, customers and others who conduct business with Farm Credit Services of America. This commitment starts with our board of directors. Our directors are proactive and focused on strategic and operational excellence that aligns with the best interests of our member-customers.

The board of directors is responsible for overseeing and interacting with senior leadership. Through their experience and knowledge, they exercise sound judgment on key aspects of our business including strategic planning, leadership development and succession, operating performance, compliance and stockholder value.

We continually review corporate governance guidelines to ensure they align with financial services industry best practices. In fact, as a privately held cooperative, Farm Credit Services of America’s board has proactively implemented changes to its structure and business practices to align with financial industry standards. The Audit Committee assists the board in fulfilling its fiduciary and oversight responsibilities. Click to review their charter.

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Meet our Board of Directors:

Robert Bruxvoort

Robert Bruxvoort - New Sharon, IA
Bruxvoort is president of Bruxvoort Ag, Inc., a farming operation, and a partner in Madison Pork, L.L.C., a contract hog-finishing business. Bruxvoort was elected to the FCSAmerica Board effective January 1, 2008; his current term ends March 31, 2022.

Tom Farwell

Tom Farwell - Humboldt, NE
Farwell operates a family farm, raising corn, soybeans, wheat and brome hay. An Angus cow-calf herd supplies feeders, and additional feeders are purchased for finishing. Farwell is president of the Nebraska Gideon’s Southeast Camp. Farwell was elected to the FCSAmerica Board effective April 1, 2018; his current term ends March 31, 2022.

Steve Henry

Steve Henry - 1st Vice Chairperson - Nevada, IA
Henry is an owner and manager of Henry Land II, L.L.C., a family farm business, and a partner in LongView Farms, a farming partnership. He serves on the AgriBank District Farm Credit Council and as trustee for the Committee for Ag Development, an Iowa State University land holding company. Henry was elected to the FCSAmerica Board effective January 1, 2011; his current term ends March 31, 2019.

Nicholas Hunt

Nicholas Hunt - Atlantic, IA
Hunt is president of Hunt Bros., Inc., a family farm corporation, and Clan Farms, Inc., a beef cattle feedlot. He is manager and partner in Hunt Land, L.C., a family agricultural land holding company, and a partner in Hunt Investment, L.C., a holding company for family investments in stocks and bonds, and Horizons Partnership, a family agricultural business. Hunt serves on the CattleFax Board and is the chair for the Community Foundations of Southwest Iowa Advisory Board. Hunt was elected to the FCSAmerica Board effective January 1, 2007; his current term ends March 31, 2021.

Nick Jorgensen

Nick Jorgensen - Ideal, SD
An appointed Director, Jorgensen owns and operates Jorgensen Land and Cattle Partnership with his father, cousin and uncle. The family grows multiple crops, has a registered Angus cow herd and commercial Angus bull operation, and provides guided pheasant hunts. Jorgensen serves on the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council. Jorgensen was appointed to the FCSAmerica Board effective April 1, 2016; his term ends March 31, 2020.

Jim Kortan

Jim Kortan - Brookings, SD
An appointed Director, Kortan is a retired partner with Deloitte and has a background in information technology, strategic planning, risk management, internal control, regulatory compliance and business process improvement. He is president of LJK Investment Group. He was appointed to the FCSAmerica Board effective April 1, 2015; his term ends March 31, 2019.

Rick Maxfield

Rick Maxfield - Lyman, WY
Maxfield is a general partner in Maxfield Ranch. The multigenerational family business includes a cow-calf and backgrounding operation. The family also grows hay. Maxfield serves on the AgriBank District Farm Credit Council and the Bridger Valley Electric Association Board. He was elected to the FCSAmerica Board effective April 1, 2015; his term ends March 31, 2019.

Cris Miller

Cris Miller - Spearfish, SD
Miller is president of Miller’s Crow Creek Ranch, L.L.C., a family ranching business with a commercial cow-calf operation, a backgrounding operation and feed crops. He serves as president of the Butte Electric Cooperative, Inc., Board. He was elected to the FCSAmerica Board effective January 1, 2012; his current term ends March 31, 2020.

Randy Peters

Randy Peters - McCook, NE
Peters is president of Triple R Farms, Inc., a family farm and ranch corporation raising wheat, corn, soybeans and yellow peas and a Black Angus and Red Angus cow-calf herd. He also is president of Randy Peters Seed Farms, Inc., a family farm corporation raising and selling certified seed wheat. He was elected to the FCSAmerica Board effective January 1, 2003; his current term ends March 31, 2019.

John Reisch

John Reisch - Howard, SD
As president of Reisch Farms, Inc., Reisch raises corn, wheat, soybeans, alfalfa, and has cattle-feeding and cow-calf enterprises. He serves on the Howard Township and Howard Industries, Inc., Boards. Reisch was elected to the FCSAmerica Board effective January 1, 2008; his current term ends March 31, 2022.

Jon Van Beek

Jon Van Beek - Primghar, IA
Van Beek has a family farm operation raising corn and soybean seed and is a partner in D-Nine, Inc., custom feeding hogs. He is an elder for Zion Lutheran Church. Van Beek was elected to the FCSAmerica Board effective January 1, 2009; his current term ends March 31, 2020.

Kim Vanneman

Kim Vanneman - Ideal, SD
Vanneman and her husband own and operate a diversified farming operation that includes row crops, small grains, finishing feeder pigs and a commercial beef cow herd. She serves on the State of South Dakota Board of Military Affairs and the South Dakota Transportation Commission. She also is treasurer of the Winner Regional Healthcare Board. Within the Farm Credit System, Vanneman serves on the AgriBank District Farm Credit Council, Farm Credit Foundations Board (vice-chair) and Plan Sponsor Committee, Farm Credit Council Board and FCCServices, Inc., Board. Vanneman was elected to the FCSAmerica Board effective January 1, 2007; her current term ends March 31, 2021.

Susan Voss

Susan Voss – North English, IA
Voss is secretary and treasurer of BS Farms, Inc., a family corn and soybean operation, and is a certified public accountant at TD&T CPAs and Advisors, PC, providing bookkeeping and tax services, and currently heads-up the firm’s Ag-Group. She is a member of the Oskaloosa Branch of Altrusa and Iowa Women in Ag. She previously held the following positions: vice president, executive committee member, and business unit director with TD&T CPAs and Advisors, PC; president and treasurer of Sigourney Economic Development Corp; treasurer of the Iowa Branch of the International Dyslexic Association; and treasurer of Belva Deer Inn, L.L.C., a community capitalized and operated motel. Voss was elected to the FCSAmerica Board effective April 1, 2014; her term ends March 31, 2022.

Mark Weiss

Mark Weiss – Omaha, NE
An appointed Director, Weiss is the chief information officer with NTT Security (US), Inc. He has senior leadership experience with organizations engaged in the business of healthcare, gas and water utilities, telecom, financial services and software development. During the past five years, he served as chief information officer for Solutionary, Inc., and executive director for Nebraska Medicine. He was appointed to the FCSAmerica Board effective April 1, 2014; his term ends March 31, 2020.

Jennifer Zessin

Jennifer Zessin - Board Chairperson - Madison, NE
Zessin and her husband have a farm operation raising corn and soybeans. She has past business experience in banking, human resources and internal auditing. Zessin serves on the AgriBank District Farm Credit Council and is treasurer for Trinity Lutheran Church and School. She was elected to the FCSAmerica Board effective January 1, 2009; her current term ends March 31, 2020.


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