Texas Farm Credit’s member-elected Board of Directors ensures that our cooperative operates to the best of its abilities. Our Directors bring a wide range of experiences from their respective communities in order to serve the interests of members all across the state.
Mr. Hobson is a resident of Nacogdoches County. He is the owner/operator of a 17-house broiler farm with a 350,000-bird capacity. He also runs a cow calf operation on 1,000 acres of owned and leased land as well as operates a custom hay baling business with his brother, Larry Hobson. Mr. Hobson is President of the Douglass ISD School board and serves as chairman on the Nacogdoches County Soil and Water Conservation Board, which manages the quality of water and soil in Nacogdoches County. He has been a member of our association’s board since January 2008 and serves on the compensation committee.
Mr. Chappell resides in Lyford, Texas, and is a Partner of Chappell Farms, a family partnership that primarily produces cotton and grain. Mr. Chappell serves on the non-profit Willacy County Farm Bureau, which protects and represents the interests of US farmers. He also serves as a member of the Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Lower Rio Grande Valley Steering Committee and the Rio Grande Valley IPM Steering Committee—both organizations that promote integrated pest management. Mr. Chappell also serves as Director for the Rio Grande Valley Coastal Conservation Association and for the Appraisal Review Board. Mr. Chappell has been a member of our Farm Credit association’s board since May 2013 and serves on both the audit and compensation committee.
Mr. Barker lives in Winona, Texas, and manages Seven P Ranch, a registered Simmental cattle operation near Tyler. He is a member of the East Texas Farm and Ranch Club, which promotes the advancement of agriculture and agribusiness in East Texas, and Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, which combats livestock theft. He has been a member of our Farm Credit association’s board since November 2012 and serves on the compensation committee.
Mr. Dawley, a resident of the Mexia, Texas area, was born and raised on a farm/ranch in Honest Ridge, Texas, in Limestone County. He currently runs a cow/calf operation in Limestone County and owns and operates Sheffield Farm and Ranch Supply in Mexia, Texas. Mr. Dawley is an officer for the Limestone County Farm Bureau, a support organization for agriculture, as well as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Limestone County Young Farmers, which promotes agriculture in the area. He has been a member of our Farm Credit association’s board since April 2003 and serves on both the audit and compensation committee.
Ms. Durand is a resident of Lufkin, Texas, where she serves as an officer and director of Angelina Ranch and Timber, Inc. and Lufkin Business Park II, Inc. Mrs. Durand is a retired certified public accountant, and is active in several other agricultural sectors, including timber, land management, cattle ranching and farming. Mrs. Durand also serves as a manager of the Dan M Vines Limited Partnership and DMV Interest, LLC. She has been a member of our Farm Credit association’s board since October 2012 and serves on both the audit and compensation committee.
Mrs. Garvin is a third generation farmer currently managing her family’s operation in Winnsboro, Texas. Roxann and her husband run a cow calf operation, four breeder farms with Pilgrim’s, and maintain eight hundred acres for grazing and hay production. She has been a member of our association’s board since October 2019 and also serves on the compensation committee.
Mr. Henneke is a retired Investment Advisor with more than 20 years’ banking experience from Alice, Texas. Mr. Henneke has served on the board of directors since 2005. He has been a member of our Farm Credit association’s board since May 2005 and serves on both the audit and compensation committee.
Mr. Prukop lives in Nueces County and has been farming since 1974 in Jim Wells, Kleberg and Nueces counties and farms vegetable and melons in Hidalgo County, TX. Mr. Prukop serves as Chairman of the Kleberg-Kenedy Soil and Water Conservation District, which manages the quality of water and soil in Kleberg and Kenedy Counties and is a Director on the National Watermelon Promotion Board, whose purpose is to maintain and expand existing markets and develop new markets for fresh watermelon. He is an advisor to the South Texas Property Rights Association, which protects the rights of property owners in South Texas. He has been a member of our association’s board since 1990 and serves on both the audit and compensation committee.
Mr. Reus lives in Hondo, Texas where he serves as the managing partner for Reus Grain, LP, a family operation. Reus Grain, LP cleans and processes grains for bagging and bulk delivery to wholesale and retail customers for deer and wildlife feeding. He has been a member of our Farm Credit association’s board since August 2018 and serves on both the audit and compensation committee.
Mr. Richbourg is an equal shareholder in the public accounting firm of Gollob Morgan Peddy PC in Tyler, Texas. Mr. Richbourg previously served as Vice President of Richbourg & Associates, PC, CPA’s from 1998 to its June 2014 merger with Gollob Morgan Peddy PC. Mr. Richbourg is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute and Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. He currently serves on the boards of directors for several local non-profit organizations, including the Tyler Catholic School Foundation (Treasurer), as well as Tyler Friends of the Poor (President) and the East Texas Area Council-Boy Scouts of America (Treasurer). He has been a member of our Farm Credit association’s board since April 2010 and serves on both the audit and compensation committee.
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