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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

ArborOne Farm Credit Announces Board Election Results

Florence, SC – ArborOne Farm Credit is pleased to announce the re-election of Mr. James "Mickey" Ward to the Board of Directors. Members of the agricultural financial cooperative elected Mr. Ward to serve a six year term.

Mickey Ward has been farming for over 40 years and his farming operation (Mickey Ward Farms) consists of 2500 acres – 2000 acres of cotton, corn, soybeans and wheat and 500 acres of timber. He has served as a member of the Tobacco Quota Review Committee (10 years), Florence County FSA Committee (13 years, 6 as chairman), and currently serves as the board chairman for ArborOne Farm Credit. Mickey has served as a director for ArborOne for 14 years and as chairman for the last 5 years. He also serves on the credit and compensation committees for the Association. Mickey and his wife, Barbara, live in Timmonsville, SC. They have two children: Dana Sturkie and James Anthony Ward.

"I’m looking forward to continuing to serve farmers and farm businesses in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina as a member of the ArborOne Farm Credit Board," Ward said. "Farm Credit serves us by being a safe, sound and reliable source of credit. The Association’s strength translates to opportunity for the local agricultural community."

Other members of the Board include Jimmy Poston, John Lee Newman, DuPree Atkinson, Harold Stowe, Harry DuRant, Whit Player and Kelly Wiseman.

The following have been elected to serve on the 2013 Nominating Committee: Cullen Bryant, Jim Chapman, Thomas Durant, William Lawson, Dale Player and Jon Stuckey. Committee Alternates are: Steve Brunson, Charles C. Helms, Jr., Doyle O’Neal and Johnny Shelley.
ArborOne Farm Credit, headquartered in Florence, South Carolina, is an agricultural lending cooperative owned by its member-borrowers. It provides farm loans for land, equipment, livestock and production, as well as rural home mortgages. It is part of the national Farm Credit System, a network of financial cooperatives established in 1916 to provide a dependable source of credit to farmers and rural America. For more information, visit



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