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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

ArborOne Farm Credit Announces 2011 Board Election Results

Florence, SC – ArborOne Farm Credit is pleased to announce the election of Mr. J. Whit Player to the Board of Directors. Members of the agricultural financial cooperative elected Mr. Player to serve a six year term.

Mr. Player, who resides in Lee County, will join the Board at its next meeting. A graduate of Clemson University, he has been farming full-time for twenty years. Player Farms is a diversified farming operation in Lee County with approximately 1,400 acres in row crop production; consisting of cotton, corn, peanuts and sunflowers (which are used for a dove hunting operation). Player Farms also has eight turkey grow-out houses for Prestage Farms and a small amount of acreage in the Conservation Reserve Program. In addition to farming, Mr. Player is a Forestry Technician with the South Carolina Forestry Commission, a member of the First Presbyterian Church, a Dixie Youth Baseball coach, and the President of St. Charles Gin Company. Whit and his wife, Beth, have four children and live in Elliott.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to serve farmers and farm businesses in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina as a member of the ArborOne Farm Credit Board,” Player said. “Farm Credit serves us by being a safe, sound and reliable source of credit. The Association’s strength translates to opportunity for the local agricultural community.”

Other members of the Board include Mickey Ward, Jimmy Poston, John Lee Newman, DuPree Atkinson, Harold Stowe, Harry DuRant, and Kelly Wiseman. Elected to serve on the 2012 Nominating Committee were: Dale Player, William Lawson, Jon Stuckey, E. Cullen Bryant, Thomas Durant, and Johnny Shelley. Alternates include: Jim Chapman, Doyle O’Neal, H. Steven Brunson, and Thomas Lee.


ArborOne Farm Credit, headquartered in Florence, South Carolina, is an agricultural lending cooperative owned by its member-borrowers. It provides farm loans for land, equipment, livestock and production, as well as rural home mortgages. It is part of the national Farm Credit System, a network of financial cooperatives established in 1916 to provide a dependable source of credit to farmers and rural America. For more information, visit www.ArborOne.com .

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