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Customer Service Councils

In keeping with Farm Credit East’s strategic vision of retaining a strong grass roots network, the Farm Credit East Board of Directors established Customer Service Councils (CSC) for each of the 20 branch offices. These are composed of a cross section of stockholders and other members of the agricultural community who meet three times annually with their local Branch Office Manager. 

 

Farm Credit East's branch offices, Board and management appreciate the contributions of our Customer Service Councils who provide advice and invaluable feedback on a wide variety of topics from market intelligence to business opportunities.

Auburn, Maine
Arthur W. Batson III, Portland, ME
Libby P. Bleakney , Cornish, ME
Benjamin D. Carlisle, Bangor, ME
Peter Carrier, Skowhegan, ME
James V. Crane, Exeter, ME
Travis Fogler, Exeter, ME
Robert E. Linkletter, Athens, ME
Jacob E. Pierson, Biddeford, ME
Todd R. Sawyer, Waterford, ME
Brian S. Souers, Lincoln, ME

Batavia, N.Y.
James Anderson, Avon, NY
Peter Dueppengiesser, Perry, NY
Tom Jeffres, Wyoming, NY
Brett D. Kreher, Clarence, NY
Matthew Lamb, Oakfield, NY
Bradley A. Macauley, Geneseo, NY
Andrew Milleville, Lockport, NY
Jody Neal, Albion, NY
Jason E. Schwab, Delevan, NY
Jason E. Swede, Piffard, NY
Sue Weber, West Seneca, NY
Jason Woodworth, Medina, NY

Bedford, N.H.
Nick Brunet, Auburn, NH
Kathleen Donald, Brentwood, NH
Steven A. Gaklis, Boston, MA
Joseph E. Golter, Greenland, NH
Robert A. Johnson, II, Pittsfield, NH
Jamie Robertson, Contoocook, NH
H. Michael Smolak, Andover, MA
Stewart R. Yeaton, Epsom, NH

Bridgeton, N.J.
Hillary Barile, Shiloh, NJ
Donald Blew, Bridgeton, NJ
James Brown, Bridgeton, NJ
John Coombs, Jr., Elmer, NJ
Byron Dubois, Pittsgrove, NJ
Edward Overdevest, Bridgeton, NJ
Dean Roork, Greenwich, NJ
Tom Sheppard, Cedarville, NJ
Donald C. Strang, Elmer, NJ
Frank Tedesco, Vineland, NJ

Burrville, N.Y.
Eric B. Behling, Mexico, NY
Jonathan Beller, Carthage , NY
Kristina Burger, Adams, NY
David Fralick, Cape Vincent, NY
Lynn Murray, Copenhagen, NY
Ronald Robbins, Sackets Harbor, NY
David Rudd, Lacona, NY

Claverack, N.Y.
David W. Becker, Rensselaer, NY
Ulderic Boisvert, Albany, NY
Ben Freund, East Canaan, CT
Robert C. Graves, Schenectady, NY
Christine Jones, Catskill, NY
Michael Lischin, Pine Plains, NY
Eric Sheffer, Hoosick Falls, NY
Philip J. Trowbridge, Ghent, NY
Lloyd Vaill, Jr., Pine Plains, NY
Dale-Illa Riggs, Stephentown, NY

Cooperstown, N.Y.
John Balbian, Amsterdam, NY
Johannes Barendse, Utica, NY
David Curtin, Cassville, NY
James Frazee, Cazenovia, NY
Christopher Fredericks, Little Falls, NY
Lukas George, Clinton, NY 
Luke D. Johnson, Unadilla, NY
Ryan Kelly, Fultonville, NY
John Marshman, Oxford, NY 
Jenny Mills, Canastota, NY 
Corey Mosher, Bouckville, NY 
David W. Rivkowich, Fort Plain, NY
Charles N. Tommell, Jr., Berne, NY
Mark Trnchik, Jr., Taberg, NY

Cortland, N.Y.
Dennis Birdsall, Homer, NY
Paul Fouts, Cortland, NY
John Gates, Burdett, NY
Lee Hudson, Camillus, NY
Edie McMahon, Homer, NY
Joel Riehlman, Tully, NY
George Schaefer, Chenango Forks, NY
Judith Whittaker, Whitney Point, NY

Dayville, Conn.
John Bennett, Putnam, CT
Allyn Brown, III, Preston, CT
Robin Chesmer, Lebanon, CT
Jan Eckhart, Middletown, RI
John Edison, Wakefield, RI
Samuel Hull, Union, CT
James Koebke, Dudley, MA
John Nunes, Jr., Middletown, RI
Ellen Puccetti, North Smithfield, RI
Linda Rich, Abington, CT
Clark Woodmansee, Preston, CT

Enfield, Conn.
Steve Basile, Granby, CT
John Casertano, Cheshire, CT
Edward Kasheta, South Windsor, CT
Roland "Skip" LeClerc, Belchertown, MA
Kurt Lindeland, West Suffield, CT
Charles Newman, Newtown, CT
Don Patterson, Sunderland, MA
Karen Randall, Ludlow, MA
Bill Van Wilgen, North Branford, CT

Flemington, N.J.
Kurt Alstede, Chester NJ
Lisa Applegate, Freehold, NJ
Stephen Barlow III, Sea Grit, NJ
Scott Daum, Englishtown, NJ
Steve Gambino, Phillipsburg, NJ
Pete Hionis, Whitehouse Station, NJ
Steven Jany, West Windsor, NJ
Rick Klevze, Ringoes, NJ
Michael Puglisi, Howell, NJ
Stanley Skeba, Monroe, NJ

Geneva, N.Y.
Barb, Bauman, Webster, NY
Alison DeMarree, Williamson, NY
Matthew Doyle, Hammondsport, NY
Todd DuMond, Auburn, NY
John Mueller, Clifton Springs, NY
Bob Norris, Savannah, NY
Daniel Osborn, Auroa, NY
Erica Paolicelli, Geneva, NY
Steve Patt, Lansing, NY
Adam Peters, Williamson, NY
Matthew Young, Clifton Springs, NY

Greenwich, N.Y.
Amy Walker Bailey, Fort Ann, NY
James W. Chambers, Salem, NY
Nathan Darrow, Schuylerville, NY
Charlie Hanehan, Saratoga Springs, NY
David Horn, Greenwich, NY
Ian C. Murray, Ballston Spa, NY
Shane Nolan, Cambridge, NY
William (Bill) Peck, Bacon Hill, NY
Sean P. Quinn, Easton, NY

Hornell, N.Y.
Jonathan Burns, Hornell, NY
Keri A. Clements, Prattsburg, NY
Clinton M. Crooker, Addison, NY
Frederick R. Frank, Hammondsport, NY
Darlene Krisher-Meehan, Andover, NY
Andrew W. Merry, Arkport, NY
Daniel Schumacher, Naples, NY
John R. Wallace, Avoca, NY

Mayville, N.Y.
Donald "Ed" Barger, Jr., Westfield, NY
Nathan Blesy, Springville, NY
Tara Cotter, Jamestown, NY
Stephen J. Falcone, Silver Creek, NY
Kevin T. Powell, Portland, NY
Martin Rosiek, Brant, NY
Samuel Sheehy, North Collins, NY
Jody Waterman, Forestville, NY

Middleboro, Mass.
Dawn M. Allen, Freetown, MA
John Bartlett, Nantucket, MA
Marjorie Beaton-Kane, Wareham, MA
John Hornstra, Norwell, MA
Fred Jenkins, Marston Mills, MA
Kevin McLaughlin, Fairhaven, MA
Matthew Piscitelli, Raynham, MA
John F. Risso, Plymouth, MA
William B. Stearns IV, Plymouth, MA

Middletown, N.Y.
Wisner Buckbee, Jr., Warwick, NY
Richard H. Byma, Sussex, NJ
Steven Clarke, Milton, NY
J. Gregory DeBuck, Westtown, NY
Roderick O. Dressel, New Paltz, NY
Philip (Jamie) Jones, Shelton, CT
Charles Lain, Jr., Pine Island, NY
John J. Lupinski, Goshen, NY

Potsdam, N.Y.
Mark Akins, Lisbon, NY
Dan Chambers, Heuvelton, NY
Blake Gendebien, Ogdensburg, NY
Andrew Gilbert, Potsdam, NY
Allen Kelly, Rensselaer Falls, NY
Jeff Liberty, Winthrop, NY
Keith Pierce, Ogdensburg, NY
Patrick Smith, Canton, NY

Presque Isle, Maine
Bryan Bell, Mars Hill, ME
Barry Buck, Mapleton, ME
Sylvia Corriveau, Agatha, ME
Jake Dyer, Monticello, ME
Matt Griffeth, Limestone, ME
Beth Guimond, Fort Kent, ME
Keith Lane, Petten, ME
Nick McCrum, Mars Hill, ME
Andy McGlinn, Presque Isle, ME
Steve Ouellette, Fort Kent Mills, ME
Greg Schools, Littleton, ME
Emily Smith, Presque Isle, ME

Riverhead, N.Y.
Karl Auwaerter, Bayport, NY
Lou Caracciolo, Jr., Jamesport, NY
Eddy Creces, Cutchogue, NY
Carl Gabrielsen, Jamesport, NY
Adam Halsey, Water Mill, NY
Eve Kaplan-Walbrecht, Riverhead, NY
Norman Keil, St. James, NY
Bob Nolan, Patchogue, NY

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      August 21, 2018

      Every farmer, fisherman or forest product producer defines success differently. For some, success is measured strictly in dollars and cents: the “bottom line.” Others make non-financial goals a priority. Nonetheless, every successful producer shares a few key management and financial practices. Here are some practices recommended by Dr. David Kohl, an agricultural economist specializing in farm business management.

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