Directorship

Being a member of the board of directors for Western AgCredit is rewarding, but also requires dedication, time and attention – dedication to the mission of the Association, time to participate in monthly board meetings, periodic trainings and additional meetings, and attention to the needs of the members and the Association.

How do I know if I qualify to be a candidate?

Western AgCredit’s Policy Manual defines the following desired qualifications of a director:

  • Experience with production agriculture practiced in the Association’s geographic territory
  • A basic understanding of financial and credit matters
  • Background, education, or experience in the areas of agricultural business, agricultural economics, or management
  • Knowledge and experience in political advocacy with political relationships being advantageous
  • Commitment to the Farm Credit System, the Association, Association customers, and dedication of the time needed to serve as an effective Board member
  • Respect for fellow Board members and the ability to find a balance between assertiveness and cohesiveness
  • Effective communication skills
  • Willingness to contribute and speak out in the course of deliberations and then support the final decision of the Board
  • Integrity and loyalty
  • Willingness to delegate to management, when appropriate
  • Independent and void of real or potential conflicts of interest
  • Commitment to fulfillment of fiduciary obligations
  • Ability and commitment to maintain confidentiality

Refer to the Farm Credit
Administration publication
for more information about
the Director’s Role.

What is expected of me as an elected director?

Potential candidates seeking election to the Board are expected to be aware of and fully participate in the following:

The Board generally has 11 monthly Board Meetings per year (all months except August), with 10 of the meetings being one day in length. All Board Meetings are held at the Administrative Office in South Jordan on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Board Meetings usually begin around 8:00 a.m. and end around 2:00p.m. (including lunch). Overnight hotel accommodations are provided on the night before the meeting for Board Members traveling longer distances to attend.

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Potential Candidates

To be considered a candidate for a 2021Director position, please complete one of the following:

1. Send Email

Provide notice of your interest in running for a director position via email sent to nominations@westernagcredit.com.

2. Send Letter

Send the Nominating Committee a letter notifying them of your interest in running for the Board of Directors. Include a brief summary of your qualifications and any other information that you feel would promote your candidacy.

Send your letter of interest to:

Western AgCredit Nominating Committee
P.O. Box 95850
South Jordan, UT 84095

3. Submit Online Form

Submit the online Candidate Interest Form (below).

All letters, Candidate Interest forms, and email notifications must be received by March 23, 2021 to be considered by the Nominating Committee. Submitted nominations are completely confidential and will only be shared with the Nominating Committee.

2021 Director Candidate Interest Form

Please include as much information about the candidate as possible.

Candidate Contact Information

Qualifications

Farmer or Rancher:
Include roles, knowledge or education in areas of financial reporting, risk management, business technology, strategic planning, human resources or other areas of experience.