Bainbridge, GA – Bobby J. Brooks, who has served Southwest Georgia Farm Credit as a member of its Board of Directors since 1981, and T. E. “Gene” Allen, III, who has served since 1989, attended their final board meeting yesterday and were honored for their service to the Association. Both are retiring when their terms officially end on February 17, 2015.
“Mr. Brooks and Mr. Allen have faithfully served the member-owners of this cooperative for 34 and 26 years, respectively, and each has helped steer the Association in a progressive manner,” Chairman Kim Rentz said. “The Association has benefited from their leadership.”
Mr. Brooks, and his wife, Jo, live near Edison, Georgia. Mr. Brooks has farmed in Clay County for 54 years.
Mr. Allen is peanut and cotton farmer and former professor who lives in Shellman, Georgia, with his wife, Ann Lynn.
“On behalf of the Association’s Board, staff, and members, I want to thank Mr. Brooks and Mr. Allen for serving the agriculture community with distinction,” said Richard S. Monson, President, Southwest Georgia Farm Credit.
Headquartered in Bainbridge, Georgia, Southwest Georgia Farm Credit (www.SWGAFarmCredit.com) serves farmers and farm businesses, as well as rural property owners, providing safe, sound, dependable financing. The association is part of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of agricultural and rural lending institutions cooperatively owned by their borrowers. Farm Credit helps maintain and improve the quality of life in rural America and on the farm, through its constant commitment to competitive lending and expert financial services.