Lakeland, Fla.- Citrus grower, IT consultant, and Farm Credit of Central Florida Director Jenny Black has been elected by stockholders across the AgFirst district to serve on the AgFirst Farm Credit Bank Board of Directors. The seat was vacated in January, and she will serve the remaining term.
She brings a new perspective to the AgFirst board as not only a citrus grower, but also with IT experience. She is a lifelong Florida resident, and has experience tackling recent issues facing the citrus industry. Mrs. Black owns 375 acres of citrus groves and is a member of the Peace River Packing Company. She is the owner of Jenny Black Consulting, LLC, a company that provides IT consulting services to the transportation and agriculture industries.
Mrs. Black joined the Farm Credit of Central Florida board in 2014. She currently serves as chair of the Governance committee and is a member of the Compensation committee.
"Mrs. Black has been a great asset to the Farm Credit of Central Florida Board of Directors, and will bring experience and knowledge to the AgFirst Board of Directors; we are looking forward to what she will accomplish," W. Rex Clonts Jr., Chairman of the Farm Credit of Central Florida Board said.
In addition to her service to Farm Credit, she currently serves on the Polk County Florida 4-H Foundation Board, the Advisory Board for Volunteers in Service to the Elderly (VISTE), and the All Saints Academy Board of Trustees. She is a member of the Polk County Farm Bureau and Florida Citrus Mutual.
AgFirst Farm Credit Bank is a cooperative owned by the associations that make up the AgFirst district, including Farm Credit of Central Florida. AgFirst provides services such as marketing, human resources, data security, and more to each of the associations and is governed by a board of directors. The AgFirst Board of Directors is comprised of 17 members, each with diverse backgrounds and experiences that allow them to serve the mission of Farm Credit- supporting rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services, today and tomorrow.
"We are looking forward to Mrs. Black representing Farm Credit of Central Florida on the AgFirst Board of Directors, her unique set of skills in IT, being a grower herself, and involvement in decisions in a citrus cooperative, will enable her to make positive impacts for both the district and our association." Reggie Holt, President & CEO of Farm Credit of Central Florida said.
Farm Credit of Central Florida is a member-owned cooperative serving 13 Central Florida counties, including, Brevard, Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia counties. Eligible stockholders receive patronage dividends on crop insurance and loans. Farm Credit of Central Florida’s mission is to provide reliable, consistent credit and financial services to the agricultural and rural communities of Central Florida. As part of the Farm Credit System, Farm Credit of Central Florida has the resources and stability to meet all your lending needs. Contact us at 1-866-245-3637 to see how we can help you.