Eights candidates are running for four open seats in this year Director Election.
Farm Credit East held its 2015 Annual Meeting on March 30 in Albany, N.Y. Stockholders received reports from the Board, management and nominating committee; elected next year’s nominating committee; honored retiring directors; and introduced the 2015 director candidates. For more information, view the Annual Meeting Information Statement.
2015 Director Election
There are four open director seats in 2015. Each is a four-year term. The nominating committee met in January and advanced eight candidates, with two candidates per seat.
Learn more about this year's candidates
Hear from the Director Candidates!
Candidate Video: This video visits each of this year's candidates farm operations to learn more about their business and why they'd like to be elected to the Farm Credit East Board of Directors. Watch the video
Webinar: Farm Credit East hosted a live webinar form Albany on March 30 to interview this year's candidates about their skills, experience and thoughts on Northeast agriculture. Watch the recording
Farm Credit East Pays $51 Million in Patronage Dividends
Farm Credit East distributed a record $51 million in cash patronage dividends to more than 11,000 farm, fishing and forestry business owners and operators across Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island.
As owners of their financial cooperative, Farm Credit East’s customers have the opportunity to share in the financial success of the cooperative through patronage dividends. Since the patronage program was first adopted, customer-owners of Farm Credit East (and predecessor cooperatives) have earned $544 million in dividends from ownership of their cooperative. This is the nineteenth consecutive annual patronage payment paid by Farm Credit East.