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2024 Board of Directors Elections

John Kuegel, Jr.

John L. Kuegel, Jr.

Occupation: Farmer

Owensboro, Kentucky

Age: 57

Farming Operation

Kuegel is the owner of Old Lyddane Farms which consists of 900 acres, 700 owned acres and 200 rented acres. They grow corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa hay. In early 2020, they dispersed their dairy herd and now are focused on row crops and selling premium alfalfa hay.

Education

University of Kentucky, B.S. Animal Science

Board Experience

  • Farm Credit Mid-America Board of Directors
    • Director, 2012 to present
    • Governance Committee, Chair, 2015-2016 and 2021-2022
    • Secretary, 2016
    • Risk Committee, Chair, 2017-2022 and 2022 to present
    • Vice-Chair, 2017-2022 and 2023 to present
  • AgriBank District Farm Credit Council, member, 2013 to present
  • AgriBank Nominating Committee, 2019-2020
  • Farm Credit Council, member, 2021 to present
  • Farm Credit Mid-America Advisory Board, Owensboro Office, 2008-2012
  • Daviess County Farm Bureau, Director, 2004 to present

Community and Industry Involvement

  • Daviess County Farm Bureau
  • Daviess County Young Farmers
  • FFA Alumni Apollo FFA Alumni Lifetime Membership
  • Kentucky Corn Growers
  • Kentucky Soybean Producers
  • Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Deacon and Sunday School Teacher

Biographical Information

Working with my father on our farm was always a lifelong goal of mine. After graduating college at the University of Kentucky, I came home to manage our dairy operation and worked to develop a quality herd of Registered Holsteins. Leigh Ann and I have been married 30 years and have 2 children, Johnna, 24 and Joshua, 22. It is a blessing to watch them interact with my parents and learn the importance of family and the value of honesty and hard work as we go into the future.

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

Farm Credit Mid-America provided me with my first loan, when I started farming 38 years ago. They have continued to be my lender, helping to meet our financial needs as our farm continues to grow and change. It has been an honor to serve the last 11 years as a Director of Farm Credit Mid-America and also to represent Farm Credit Mid-America on the National Farm Credit Council for the last two years. As a Director, I work to ensure that Farm Credit Mid-America is there to meet a broad range of financial needs and services to our members. We need to continue to be a lender of value and have an understanding of our members operations in times of stress in order to help our customers succeed.