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2024 Board of Directors Elections

Dustin Henson

Dustin Henson

Occupation: Farmer

Paragould, Arkansas

Age: 37

Farming Operation

Henson is the owner and operator of HR Farms and Dustin Henson, LLC. The operation consists of rice, corn and soybeans.

Education

Arkansas State University, B.S. Agriculture Business

Board Experience

  • Farm Credit Mid-America Advocate Council, 2024 to present
  • Farm Credit Midsouth Board of Directors
    • Director, 2019-2023
    • Compensation Committee, member, 2020-2023
    • YBS Committee, member, 2019-2020
  • United Soybean Board of Directors, Director, 2023 to present

Community and Industry Involvement

  • Central Baptist Church, Paragould Campus Deacon and Ag Life Group Leader

Biographical Information

I am a third-generation farmer growing soybeans, rice, and corn. I run a 4,500-acre farming operation with my father and brother-in-law. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Business from Arkansas State University. My wife, Tiffany and I, have a daughter, Molly and a son, Brooks. We enjoy camping, hiking, and serving in our church. I serve as a deacon at Central Baptist Church of Paragould. My wife and I founded and lead an Ag Life Group within our church and community where we help others bridge the gap of loneliness, mental stress, and work/home balance on the farm.

I am enthusiastic about being an ag advocate and voice of farmers. I formerly served as a Director for Farm Credit Midsouth as well as on the Compensation Committee for Midsouth. I am currently a second-year director for the United Soybean Board where I also serve on the Demand Action Team for infrastructure and connectivity work group. I see endless possibilities in the biofuels market and plan to focus on infrastructure needs for the American soybean farmer in the upcoming year.

Why do you want to serve on the Farm Credit Mid-America Board?

A Young, Beginning, Small Farmer (YBS) event started my spark of interest into the Farm Credit world and fast forward a few years and I was privileged enough to serve as a director for Farm Credit Midsouth and be part of the merger to become Farm Credit Mid-America. I want to continue the journey with Farm Credit Mid-America to be the voice for the stockholders and help advocate and plan for the growing responsibility to finance rural America. Not only does my four years of service on the board equip me with the knowledge needed to lead the organization but I also would add the diversity needed to help bridge the gap in providing the financing needs to upcoming future generations. The younger generation of producers and stockholders need a voice within the organization’s leadership.