AUSTIN, Texas – The Farm Credit Bank of Texas (FCBT) Board of Directors has re-elected James F. “Jimmy” Dodson of Robstown, Texas, board chairman and Lester Little of Hallettsville, Texas, board vice chairman of the Austin-based cooperatively owned bank.
The two South Texas farmers were re-elected to one-year terms during the board’s annual organizational meeting in January. Dodson has served on the FCBT board since 2003, and Little has been a board member since 2009. Both were first elected to their current officer positions in 2012.
Dodson farms and owns a seed sales business near Robstown. He is past chairman of the Texas AgFinance board and the National Cotton Council of America, among other organizations, and serves on the boards of Gulf Coast Cooperative and the Texas Agricultural Cooperative Council. Dodson recently received the 2014 Cotton Achievement Award from Cotton Grower magazine.
Little owns and operates a farming business that is headquartered in Lavaca County, Texas, and also offers custom farming services. A past chairman of the Capital Farm Credit Board of Directors, Little serves on the Lavaca Regional Water Planning Group. He has held numerous leadership roles at the local and regional levels.
Farm Credit Bank of Texas is a $17.3 billion wholesale bank that provides funds and services to 14 rural lending cooperatives in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas. The 98-year-old bank is part of the nationwide Farm Credit System, the oldest and largest source of rural financing in the United States.