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

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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