2018-10-18 / News

Bentley named to AgFirst Farm Credit board of directors


BENTLEY BENTLEY Jack W. Bentley Jr. of Wilkes County has been elected to Ag- Georgia Farm Credit’s AgFirst Farm Credit Bank board of directors. AgFirst Farm Credit Bank provides funding to 19 Farm Credit associations, including Ag- Georgia Farm Credit, and operates as a federated cooperative with the associations owning AgFirst and sharing in its profits.

Bentley is also currently on the board of AgGeorgia Farm Credit, where he was first elected to serve as a board member of a predecessor association at the age of 28, and is the current Credit Risk Committee chairman, Building Committee chairman, and Compensation Committee vice chairman. He is the owner/operator of A & J Dairy, which milks over 400 dairy cows and raises 400 replacement heifers.

Bentley is affiliated with many other farm organizations including the American Dairy Association, Dairy Alliance, LoneStar Milk Products, USDA FSA, Wilkes County Farm Bureau, and Wilkes County Young Farmers. He and his wife, Angie, are residents of Wilkes County. They have two sons, Will (Kimberly) and Ben (Casie Jo), and five grandchildren.

AgGeorgia Farm Credit is an agricultural lending cooperative owned by over 4,500 member-borrowers. It provides farm loans for land, equipment, livestock, and production; rural home mortgages, and services such as crop insurance and leasing. The organization has 20 branches serving 79 counties in Georgia and is part of the national Farm Credit System, a network of financial cooperatives established in 1916 to provide a source of credit to farmers and rural America.

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