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Your Vision

Oklahoma AgCredit is part of the Farm Credit System that supports rural communities and agriculture with reliable and consistent credit, today and tomorrow. We provide loans, leases and financial services to farmers, ranchers, rural businesses and rural homeowners in 60 Oklahoma counties.

Cooperative Structure

Oklahoma AgCredit is a cooperative, owned by the members we serve. This ensures our customers’ needs come first. Our profit can only be used in two ways – retained to build our financial strength or passed on to members through our Patronage Program. Patronage is like an interest rebate and it basically reduces our members cost of borrowing. We have returned more than $53 million to our members since 1997.

Oklahoma AgCredit is guided by a Board of Directors elected by members, which ensures borrowers concerns are represented at the top level. The Board designates Appointed Directors to provide additional expertise.

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Funding

Oklahoma AgCredit does not take deposits. Although we were created by Congress in 1916, Farm Credit does not receive any government funding or tax dollars.

Farm Credit raises funds by selling debt securities on the nation's money markets through the Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation. With a AAA-rating, Farm Credit debt enjoys strong demand that results in competitive interest rates on loans for our customer-owners irrespective of financial conditions in the agriculture industry and rural America.

Once the Funding Corporation issues debt securities on behalf of all Farm Credit institutions, Farm Credit's four wholesale banks then fund the individual Farm Credit associations who support farmers, ranchers and rural homebuyers.

CoBank is the funding bank for Oklahoma AgCredit. CoBank provides loans, leases, export financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states. Learn more at https://www.cobank.com/

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Financing Rural Communities and Agriculture

Oklahoma AgCredit is a member of the Farm Credit System that serves every part of agriculture from the smallest operations to the largest – and everything in between. Whether helping a young farm family begin, supporting our veterans as they return home and take up farming or financing U.S. agricultural exports around the globe, Farm Credit is committed to the success of American agriculture.

Our loans and related financial services support farmers and ranchers, farmer-owned cooperatives and other agribusinesses, rural homebuyers and companies exporting U.S. ag products around the globe.

We are part of the rural communities we serve and understand that vibrant rural communities need strong, modern infrastructure.  Farm Credit loans finance the rural infrastructure providers that provide reliable power, modern telecommunications, clean water, and other vital community services. 

For more than 100 years, Farm Credit has fulfilled its mission – through good times and bad.  We remain committed to that mission and evolving to meet the needs of our customers for the next 100 years. Learn more at https://farmcredit.com/

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Management

Proudly supporting the rural communities we serve

In 2019, we awarded over $28,000 in scholarships to our member’s children who pursued further education after high school whether that was going to a university, junior college, or trade school.

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Career Opportunities

The Oklahoma AgCredit management team- from the bottom all the way to the top- supports and empowers me every day to be the best possible partner for the producers in my hometown.

Toni Dewitt - Loan Officer

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Patrick Zeka

Patrick Zeka

President & Chief Executive Officer

Appointed President/CEO as of January 1, 2019. During 2018, he served as Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer (partial year) (COO/CFO). Served as CFO until July 2018 when Malinda Thimmesch was appointed CFO. Appointed Executive Vice President/COO/CFO effective January 1, 2016. Served jointly as Executive Vice President/COO/CFO for Farm Credit Services of East Central Oklahoma, ACA (East Central) and Chisholm Trail Farm Credit, ACA (Chisholm Trail) in 2015. Served as Acting President and CFO, then Interim President and CFO for East Central from September 2014 through December 2014. Served as CFO for East Central from 2008 until September 2014. Previously served as a Vice President for U.S. AgBank from 1999 to 2008. Total Farm Credit System experience exceeds 27 years.

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Dennis Green

Dennis Green

EVP / Chief Risk Officer

Appointed Executive Vice President/CRO effective January 1, 2016. Served jointly as Executive Vice President/CRO for East Central and Chisholm Trail in 2015. From May 2007 through 2014, served as Chief Credit Officer for East Central. Prior to 2007, directed the internal credit and operations review program for East Central. Total Farm Credit System experience exceeds 41 years.

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Steven Davenport

Steve Davenport

EVP / Chief Credit Officer

Appointed Executive Vice President/CCO effective January 1, 2016. Served jointly as Executive Vice President/CCO for Chisholm Trail and East Central in 2015. Served as Executive Vice President/CCO for Chisholm Trail from April 2002 through December 2014, and as Vice President – Credit for Chisholm Trail from January 1997 to April 2002. Total Farm Credit System experience exceeds 27 years.

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Malinda Thimmesh

Malinda Thimmesch

Chief Financial Officer

Appointed CFO effective July 16, 2018. Prior to 2016, directed enterprise data stewardship at American AgCredit and served on the Farm Credit System information data warehouse workgroup from April 2015 to June 2018. Previously served as Manager of Financial Reporting for CoBank from January 2012 to March 2015 and U.S. AgBank from July 2002 to December 2011. Total Farm Credit System experience exceeds 17 years.

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John Burk

John Burk

Chief Lending Officer

Appointed CLO effective January 1, 2018. Served as Senior Vice President of Credit from January 2016 through December 2017. Served jointly as Senior Vice President for East Central Oklahoma and Chisholm Trail in 2015, and for East Central Oklahoma from October 2012 to December 2014. Served as Muskogee lending office Vice President/Branch Manager from September 2010 to September 2012. Served as Loan Officer in the Stillwater lending office from August 2006 to September 2010. Total Farm Credit System experience exceeds 13 years.

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Ryan McBride - CIO

Ryan McBride

Chief Information Officer

Chief Information Officer (CIO) – Appointed to Executive Management Team effective January 16, 2020. Appointed CIO effective January 1, 2019. Served as Vice President Information Technology from 2010 to 2019. Prior to 2010, he was an Infrastructure Designer at Cox Communications in Wichita, Kansas. From 1999-2008 worked for AgVantis in Client Support. In 2011, McBride graduated from Friends University with a Masters of Management Information Systems . McBride holds a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification. He graduated from Wichita State with a Business Administration Degree in 2000. Total Farm Credit System experience exceeds 18 years.

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Rodney Holcomb

Appointed Director

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Jay Grace

Jay Grace

Chairman

Chairman. Three-year term expiring in May 2021. Occupation for the past five years – Farming and ranching, operating under Rocking G Livestock, Inc. (stocker cattle). Partner in 4G Cattle Company, a family corporation (stocker cattle). Together with wife, Melissa, owns and operates the Ringling Eagle newspaper. Member of Ardmore First United Methodist Church. Fireman on the Claypool Volunteer Fire Department.

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Roger Moore

Roger Moore

Vice Chairman

Vice Chairman. Three-year term expiring in May 2021. Occupation for the past five years – Farming, ranching and owner/operator of Moore Farms, Moore Farms Feed and Hay (family business), Moore Farms Rustic Weddings, and Moore Farms Dozer Service. Retired in June 2016 as a rural mail carrier. Vice Chairman of Mayes County Farm Bureau.

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Gary Bledsoe

Gary Bledsoe

Director/Compensation Chairman

Compensation Committee Chairman. Three-year term expiring in May 2023. Occupation for the past five years – Farming and ranching. Owner and operator of Bledsoe Farms, an Angus seedstock operation. Former consultant in rural economic development for the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture. Director of Lincoln County Conservation District, currently serving as Chairperson, Secretary/Treasurer of Crosstimber Prescribed Burn Association, and member of the Eastern Red Cedar Registry Board.

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Dan Childs

Risk Chairman

Four-year term expiring in May 2023. This position renewed in May 2019 for a one-time, four-year term expiring in May 2023. Occupation for the past five years – Farming, ranching and agricultural economist with the Noble Research Institute. Board member of Johnston County Industrial Authority, Johnston County Farm Bureau, National Farm Credit Council, and Farm Credit Council Services. Member of CoBank District Farm Credit Council and officer for the Foundation for Livestock and Grain Marketing in Denver, Colorado.

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Bob Eubanks

Bob Eubanks

Director

Three-year term expiring in May 2022. Occupation for the past five years – Farming and ranching. Owner of Eubanks Land, LLC., co-owner of Eubanks Equipment Company, LLC. (hay equipment dealer). Majority-owner of Eubanks Brothers Farm, LLC. Co-owner of Eubanks Investments and Properties, LLC. Board member of Northeast Oklahoma Rural Electric Cooperative Trust Foundation (Operation Roundup) and Chairman of Credentials Committee for Northeast Oklahoma Rural Electric Cooperative. Member of Oklahoma Farm Bureau, Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association and Welch Baptist Church.

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Brian Knowles

Brian Knowles

Director

Three-year term expiring in May 2021. Occupation for the past five years – Farming and ranching (cow/calf, stockers, poultry, wheat, and hay). Vice President of the Leflore County Farm Bureau, President of Keota Round Up Club, Assistant Fire Chief of Keota Volunteer Fire Department, and member of Keota First Baptist Church.

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Ross Love

Ross Love

Appointed Director

Three-year term expiring in May 2023. Occupation for the past five years – Retired in April 2016 as Assistant Director of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, a position he held for 16 years. Upon retirement Dr. Love became Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University (OSU). He serves as financial advisor to Pi Chapter of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity at OSU. Treasurer for the Brighton Homeowners Association of Stillwater, LLC.

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Kenny Markes

Kenny Markes

Director

Three-year term expiring in May 2023. Occupation for the past five years – Farming and ranching and partner in Markes Brothers Farms. His operation includes wheat, soybeans, canola, a cow/calf herd and stockers. Director for the Bison Cooperative and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

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Shand Ramusson

Shand Rasmusson

Director

Three-year term expiring in May 2021. Occupation for the past five years – Full-time farmer and rancher for the past 25 26 years. Owner/operator of Shand Diversified, a beef cattle operation on with ranches in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Idaho and Wyoming. His Rasmusson’s ranches include cow/calf herds, stockers and feedlot operations. He grows wheat for grazing and uses rotational grazing practices. Member of Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association and, McCurtain County Cattlemen’s Association., and National Cattlemen’s Association. Former state cattlemen’s association vice president and former Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Board member. Previously served on a state beef board. He is an active member in his local church, where he volunteers in many capacities.

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Jay Stinnett

Jay Stinnett

Director

Three-year term expiring in May 2022. Occupation for the past five years – Retired Agricultural Education instructor. His primary occupation is farming and ranching (cow/calf operation). Member of Tahlequah Cooperative, Keys Alumni Booster Club, Cherokee County Cattleman’s Association and Oklahoma Cattleman’s Association. Member of Exciting Southeast Baptist Church of Tahlequah.

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Brad Scott

Director

Three-year term expiring in May 2022. Occupation for the past five years – Farming and ranching, operating under Brad Scott Ranch (yearling cattle operation) and partner in parents’ cattle ranch. Affiliated with C&S Rentals; Morrison Investments, LLC; West Oak Properties, LLC; and Bradley Ranch II, LLC. Serves as interim city manager for Waurika, Oklahoma. Director for Jefferson County Hospital and Duncan Regional Hospital. Chairman of the Board of First Christian Church of Waurika.

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Lisa Cochell

Appointed Director/Audit Chairman

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Dale McDaniel

Dale McDaniel

Appointed Director

Appointed Director. Three-year term expiring in May 2021. Occupation for the past five years – Self-employed Certified Public Accountant and associated with James Management Group, general partner of McDaniel Family Partnership. Elder of Penn South Church of Christ.

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