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Frontier Farm Credit Customer-Owners Elect Six Board of Directors


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Judith Nygren Corporate Communications & Public Relations Specialist
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Omaha, Nebraska - (March 22, 2017) - Frontier Farm Credit stockholders elected six customer-owners to the financial cooperative's Board of Directors:

Ron Dunbar raises a variety of crops and hay, and maintains a beef-cow herd in Princeton, Kansas. He also backgrounds and finishes cattle. His term runs through March 31, 2019.

Jennifer Gehrt owns a cattle ranch near Alma, Kansas, and is associate director of information systems at Kansas State University. Her term runs through March 31, 2020.

Bill Miller runs commercial Angus cows on his ranch in Council Grove, Kansas. He also does communication work for U.S. Premium Beef, LLC. His term runs through March 31, 2018.

Lee Mueller raises corn and soybeans on his farm near Hiawatha, Kansas. His term runs through March 31, 2021.

Steve Powers owns a farm and ranch near Chanute, Kansas. He raises wheat, corn, soybeans, brood cows and stocker cattle. His term runs through March 31, 2019.

Shane Tiffany is president and CEO of Tiffany Cattle Co., a feedlot in Alta Vista, Kansas, where he also serves as the town's mayor. His term runs through March 31, 2021.

All but Tiffany ran as incumbents. Miller currently serves as chair of the Board of Directors.

Beginning April 1, 2017, the Frontier Farm Credit Board will consist of seven Directors, down from 11. The FCSAmerica and Frontier Farm Credit Boards are each downsizing as part of their strategic alliance. In addition to the six elected customer-stockholders, the Frontier Farm Credit Board will have one appointed Director. Kathy Brick of Overland, Kansas, was re-appointed to a four-year term through March 31, 2021.

Those Directors who retire from the Board on March 31, 2017 are Mike Collinge of Hamilton, Bill Fleming of Lawrence (appointed), Alan Hess of Alma, Larry Hoobler of Manhattan and Mark Wulfkuhle of Berryton.

"We are thankful for the dedication, leadership and sacrifice that our Directors have given over many years of service to stockholders of the Association and the Farm Credit System," said Doug Stark, president and CEO of Frontier Farm Credit and FCSAmerica.

Click to view full Frontier Farm Credit election results, including to the Nominating Committee.

About Frontier Farm Credit Frontier Farm Credit is a customer-owned financial cooperative proud to finance the growth of rural America, including the special needs of young and beginning producers. With nearly $2 billion in assets and $382 million in members' equity, Frontier Farm Credit provides credit and insurance services to farmers, ranchers, agribusiness and rural residents in eastern Kansas. Learn more at