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Jon Whatley Appointed to Texas Farm Credit’s Board of Directors

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Texas Farm Credit recently announced Jon Whatley has been appointed to serve on their Board of Directors.

“We are very pleased to add Jon to our leadership team,” said chief executive officer Mark Miller. “As a TFC member, he knows what we’re about, and with his passion and expertise we know he will help steer us toward sustainable growth.”

Jon Whatley is the fourth generation of his family to farm in South Texas, dating back to 1905. Jon and his wife, Kelly, grow cotton, grain sorghum, and corn as well as running a cow/calf operation. They have two grown sons, one of whom has joined them back on the farm.

Jon graduated from both Odem High School and Texas A&M University, where he received his Bachelor of Science.

Active in numerous agricultural organizations, Jon is currently the Vice-Chairman of Planter’s Co-op, the Vice-Chairman of American Cotton Producers, and an Executive Member of the National Cotton Council as well as serving as a board member of both Coastal Agriculture Co-op and Calcot. He has also served as the Chairman of South Texas Cotton & Grain (2011-2012), the Chairman of Texas Cotton Producers (2010-2011) as well as serving twelve years on the San Patricio Soil and Water Conservation District. He has also been a Chairman of the Cotton Foundation.

In addition to working in the agriculture industry, Jon has been involved in his local community. He was a trustee for the Odem-Edroy ISD for nineteen years. He formerly served on the Coastal Bend Community Foundation. While raising his family, Jon was actively involved in the Odem Little League and the San Patricio & Aransas Counties A&H Show. Currently, Jon is member of the Grace United Methodist Church Council and is a member of Evergreen Cemetery’s governing committee.

Texas Farm Credit, headquartered in Robstown, Texas, is a leading agricultural lending cooperative serving rural communities across 100 counties from the Red River to the Rio Grande Valley. As part of the Farm Credit System, established in 1916, Texas Farm Credit offers competitive rates, flexible terms, and personalized service to farmers, ranchers, rural residents, and agribusiness firms. From traditional agricultural and agribusiness financing to home and rural real estate mortgage loans, along with comprehensive insurance services, Texas Farm Credit is committed to supporting the agricultural community and rural America. For more information, visit