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GreenStone Farm Credit Services members elect directors

David McConnachie of Sanilac County, Mich., was chosen as a new board member in Region 2.

June 22, 2020

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ELECTION: The members of GreenStone Farm Credit Services have elected four people to the cooperative’s board of directors, including three incumbents and one new board member. Courtesy of Greenstone

The members of GreenStone Farm Credit Services have elected four people to the cooperative’s board of directors, including three returning incumbents and one new board member, David McConnachie.

McConnachie, of Sanilac County, Mich., was elected to a four-year term on the board representing the members in the association’s voting Region 2. A farmer for 44 years, McConnachie and his family work about 1,000 acres of wheat, sugarbeets and dry beans on their farm in Deckerville.  

“GreenStone holds a lot of farmer capital; I’d like to use my experience to help set direction and policy to ensure that farm capital is preserved for future generations for all of agriculture, large and small,” McConnachie says. “The GreenStone organization is big enough that it can influence policies, and I’d like to enhance the effort to promote rural communities, so they continue to be a great place to raise a family.”  

McConnachie takes the seat of retiring board member Thomas Durand of Sanilac County.

The three incumbents re-elected to four-year terms include: Ronald Lucas, Alpena County, Region 1; Peter Maxwell, Midland County, Region 1; and Scott Roggenbuck, Huron County, Region 2.

In addition, GreenStone’s members elected 22 people to serve on the cooperative’s 2020 nominating committee, including one alternate from each region. The nominating committee is comprised of GreenStone members from throughout the organization’s territory who are tasked with recruiting candidates for the next year’s board elections and nominating committee.

Members of the 2020 nominating committee are:

Region 1. Barbara Krupp, Saginaw County; Jeremy Werth, Alpena County; (alternate) Eric Blaine, Saginaw County

Region 2. Michael Noll, Sanilac County; Timothy Ruggles, Tuscola County; (alternate) Greg Ackerman, Tuscola County 

Region 3. Mark Baker, Hillsdale County; Jeffrey Horning, Washtenaw County; William "Lyn" Uphaus; Washtenaw County; (alternate) Thomas Schroeder, Hillsdale County

Region 4. Jason Scramlin, Barry County; Larry Walton, St. Joseph County; (alternate) Bruce Butchbaker, Cass County

Region 5. Conrad Bovee, Gratiot County; Abraham Pasch, Isabella County; (alternate) Keith Bouwkamp; Newaygo County

Region 6. Matthew Keilen, Clinton County; Bradley Ritter, Shiawassee County; (alternate) Douglas Irrer, Clinton County

Region 7. Kevin Carlson, Marinette County; Jason Walechka, Kewaunee County; (alternate) Aaron Behnke, Marinette County

Source: GreenStone FCS, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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