MACON COUNTY'S BASSETT NAMED CHAIRMAN OF ALABAMA AG CREDIT BOARD
Agribusiness Leaders Elected to Alabama Ag Credit Board of Directors
Macon County Farmers Federation Board Member Jimmy Bassett of Downs, Ala., was recently elected chairman of Alabama Ag Credit’s board of directors during the organization's annual meeting.
Bassett, who previously served as county Federation president, is a full-time farmer of 18 years and operates around 2,400 acres in turf and timber in Bullock, Lee and Macon counties. He also operates a nursery business and has served on Alabama Ag Credit's board since 2008.
In addition to Bassett's appointment, two members of Alabama Ag Credit’s board — Larry H. Gibson Jr. of Aliceville and Lyman Ramsay, Jr. of Grand Bay — were re-elected after the expiration of their three year terms on the board. Gibson, who is president of Gibson Forest Management, will serve as the board's vice president. He owns approximately 1,400 acres of timberland and manages approximately 50,000 acres of timberland for clients in west Alabama and east Mississippi. Gibson has served on the board since 2010.
The Alabama Ag Credit’s board of directors is responsible for establishing policies, providing strategic direction, and overseeing all major institution functions.
Alabama Ag Credit provides financing for farms, timber and forestry operations, agribusinesses, recreational land and other rural property in 40 counties in southern Alabama. The financing co-op operates offices in Demopolis, Dothan, Enterprise, Loxley, Montgomery, Monroeville, Opelika, Selma and Tuscaloosa.