Matt W. Beaton is president and owner of Sure-Cran Services, Inc., a custom management company managing over 550 acres of cranberry bogs in southeastern Massachusetts. Matt is also president/co-owner of Beaton's, Inc., which owns and manages 170 acres of cranberry bogs.
Matt was first elected to the board in 2006 and his current term expires in 2020. Matt is a director of the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association and the CoBank Nominating Committee.
Laurie K. Griffen and her husband Steve are co-owner-operators of Saratoga Sod Farm, Inc., a 600-acre turfgrass farm in Stillwater, N.Y. In addition, Saratoga Sod provides installation services as well as sales of seed and fertilizer to assist its customer across the Northeast. Saratoga Sod also grows roughly 500 acres of soybeans, corn and barley as part of the crop rotation.
Laurie was elected to the board in 2011 with her current term expiring in 2019. Laurie also serves on the Town of Saratoga Planning Board, Schuyler Park Committee (Co-chair) and the NY Farm Bureau Labor Committee.
Peter Call, of Batavia, N.Y., was elected to the board in 2015, with his current term expiring in 2019.
Peter is president of My-T Acres, Inc., an 8,500-acre vegetable and grain operation. More than 5,000 of those acres are dedicated to the production of snap beans, potatoes, red beets, carrots, peas, sweet corn, spinach and cabbage. Peter is on the Seneca Foods Board of Directors, the Farm Fresh First Board and the Genesee Community College Board of Trustees.
Daniel J. Corey owns and operates Daniel Corey Farms and Nu-Seed Corporation, producing 1,000 acres of early generation seed potatoes, 1,400 acres of oats, 500 acres of wheat or barley, 300 acres of hay and 100,000 Christmas trees in Monticello, Maine. Dan also owns and operates Seed Pro, Inc., Corey Equipment and Corey Timberlands Ltd. He is a member of the New Brunswick Institute of Agrologists and is a member of the Executive Seed Council of the Maine Potato Board.
Dan was first elected to the Farm Credit of Maine Board in 1999, having served on the Farm Credit of Maine Board of Directors prior to its merger with Farm Credit East. His current term expires in 2019.
John P. Knopf is the principal owner of Fa-Ba Farms, LLC in Canandaigua, N.Y. Fa-Ba Farms is a dairy business consisting of 500 milking cows, 440 replacements and 850 acres of land devoted to forage production.
John was first elected to the board in 2013, with his current term expiring in 2021. John is also a member of the Town of Canandaigua Board of Assessment Review and has prior service with the Soil and Water Conservation District Northern Watershed Committee and Ontario County Farm Bureau.