Counties Served: Benton, CarrollBoone, Marion, Baxter, Washington, Madison, Newton, Searcy, Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Pope, Van Buren, Sebastian, Logan, Yell, Conway, Faulkner, Perry, Scott, Polk, Montgomery, Garland, Saline, Howard, Pike, Clark, Hot Spring, Grant, Dallas, Clark, Sevier, Little River, Hempstead, Nevada, Ouachita, Calhoun, Miller, Layfayette, Columbia, Union
- 3,096 Member-owners
- $1,087.80 ADB
- $3.6 Million in Patronage for 2016
- $32.35 Million in Patronage since 2006
Counties Served: Fulton, Randolph, Izard, Sharp, Lawrence, Stone, Independence, Cleburne, Jackson, White, Woodruff, Pulaski, Lonoke, Prairie, Monroe, Jefferson, Arkansas, Cleveland, Lincoln, Bradley, Desha, Drew, Chicot, Ashley
The counties of Ashley, Chicot, Drew, all of Desha south of the Arkansas River, and the lower portion of Lincoln are also served by Delta Farm Credit.
- 3,124 Member-owners
- $1,041.90 ADB
- $3.50 Million in Patronage for 2015
- $28.75 Million in Patronage since 2006
Counties Served: Clay, Greene, Craighead, Mississippi, Poinsett, Crittenden, Cross, St. Francis, Lee, Phillips, and the portion of Desha county lying north of the Arkansas River.
- 2,098 Member-owners
- $835.70 ADB
- $4.2 Million in Patronage for 2015
- $45.23 Million in Patronage since 2005
Counties Served: Delta serves the counties of Ashley, Chicot, Drew, all of Desha south of the Arkansas River, and the lower portion of Lincoln.
This area is also served by AgHeritage.
AgHeritage Farm Credit Services, Delta Agricultural Credit Association, Farm Credit Midsouth, and Farm Credit of Western Arkansas are individual financial cooperatives, owned and operated by the very same farmers, ranchers and rural customers they serve. As owners, our customers have a voice and vote in the association’s governance. Plus, Arkansas members share in their cooperative’s financial success through patronage refunds which total more than $184.1 million since 1997.
Farm Credit’s more than 10,861 customer-owners across Arkansas include rural homeowners, row crop farmers, livestock operations, local food farmers and full and part-time farmers. With approximately $3.3 billion in assets, the Farm Credit cooperatives of Arkansas serve agriculture, our communities and the rural lifestyle.
Troy Buck Recognized by Farm Credit in National Search for top 100 people Shaping Rural America and Agriculture
Alpine, AR March 15, 2016 – Troy Buck, long-time vocational agriculture teacher at Centerpoint High School is among visionaries being recognized nationally through Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives, a search to identify 100 leaders who are changing rural communities and agriculture for the better. Mr. Buck is one of the top ten leaders, nationally, named in the Agriculture Education and Community Impact category.
The national contest named ten finalists in ten separate categories. The contest is recognizing 100 leaders across the country to commemorate Farm Credit’s 100-year anniversary of service to rural communities and agriculture. Honorees were announced at a National Ag Day event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Buck has guided vocational agriculture programs in Hope and Amity, and for the consolidated Centerpoint School District. He has helped shape the futures of thousands of students, including mentoring state FFA officers and numerous state competition winners.
As a Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives honoree, Troy Buck joins an impressive list of leaders in agriculture and rural enterprise.
“We are delighted to honor Mr. Buck as a leader who is helping to define the future of rural communities and agriculture. This honor helps recognize Mr. Buck’s work on behalf of agriculture education and the impact he’s made in thousands of young people’s lives. His contributions help ensure a vibrant future for rural Arkansas,” said Farm Credit of Western Arkansas president and CEO Glen Manchester.
Selected by a panel of experts on rural matters, including Farm Credit leaders and others from around the agriculture industry, honorees like Mr. Buck are among the best-of-the-best who are positively shaping what is next for rural communities and agriculture.
“I want to see young men and women learn the values and skills necessary to be well trained, productive citizens,” said Troy Buck. “I’d like to have each of my students, ten years after graduation, be a productive person and gainfully employed.”
Mr. Buck was instrumental in the creation of the student-run Centerpoint High School meat processing lab and school farm, which are considered among the jewels in Arkansas agricultural education. In 2000, Centerpoint’s vocational-agricultural program was named the Outstanding Ag Program in America.
Three times honored as the state Agriculture Teacher of the Year, in 1982 Buck was awarded the Pioneer Award by the Arkansas Department of Vocational Education. In 1992, the Amity FFA won the national Building our American Communities award for restoring the old school building and turning it into the Alpine Community Center. The Arkansas School Boards Association awarded Buck the Dan Pilkington Award for Outstanding Service to Public Education in 2004.
Mr. Buck serves as a member of the board of directors for Farm Credit of Western Arkansas and the state board of Arkansas Farm Bureau.
The Farm Credit cooperatives of Arkansas join the nearly 80 Farm Credit organizations that are celebrating the dynamic future of rural communities and agriculture. For a complete list of the Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives honorees, visit farmcredit100.com/top100.
With more than $3 billion in assets, AgHeritage Farm Credit Services, Delta Agricultural Credit Association, Farm Credit Midsouth, and Farm Credit of Western Arkansas support rural communities and agriculture across Arkansas with reliable, consistent credit and financial services today and tomorrow. In Arkansas, Farm Credit associations are owned by the more than 10,000 customer-owners they serve. Through the cooperative structure, customer-owners have a voice and vote in the associations’ governance. Members also share in the cooperatives’ financial success through cooperative returns which total more than $167 million since 1997.