The Golden State Farm Credit board consists of twelve members: ten are elected by Golden State Farm Credit stockholders and two are appointed by the board. Directors are responsible for representing the best interests of Golden State and its borrowers. Customers can impact the business by electing the board of directors who set policy.

The board meets ten times a year to review operating results and provide strategic direction for the Association.

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Golden State Farm Credit Directors

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Michael Fry

Chairman of the Board

Term of Office: 2016-2021

Mr. Fry is Vice President of Ag Operations for Olam Spices and Vegetables Ingredients. Mr. Fry also farms tree fruit and walnuts in a partnership with his brother. He has served on the Federal Land Bank Association of Kingsburg, FLCA Board since 2006.

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Gregory W Long

Vice Chairman of the Board

Term of Office: 2014-2019

Mr. Long grows almonds and does custom farm management of almonds, walnuts and prunes. He is involved as a member of the Farm Bureau and Red Bluff High School AG Advisory Committee. He has served on the Northern California Farm Credit, ACA Board since 2005.

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Stephen Brown

Compensation Committee Chairman

Term of Office: 2015-2020

Mr. Brown is a dairyman and farmer. He also serves on the California Dairies, Inc. Board of Directors. Mr. Brown has served on the Federal Land Bank Association of Kingsburg, FLCA Board since 2009.

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Michael R. Chambers

Director

Term of Office: 2014-2018

Mr. Chambers grows walnuts, prunes, and pears in the Gridley area. He is involved with Butte County Farm Bureau and Sunsweet Growers, Inc. He has served on the Northern California Farm Credit, ACA Board since 1987.

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Director

Term of Office: 2015-2020

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John de Jong

Director

Term of Office: 2014-2017

Mr. de Jong is owner and operator of Dover Dairy Farms, Summerhill Goat Dairy, Standard Feeding Co, and 1/3 of Fair Oaks Dairy Farms. He was elected to the Golden State Farm Credit, ACA Board in 2014.

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Sandra Mansfield

Outside Director Audit Committee Chairwoman

Term of Office: 2015-2020

Ms. MansfieId's principal occupation is an accountant. She has been a seIf—empIoyed consultant in agribusiness finance since 2008. Previously she was the Chief Financial Officer for Sacramento Valley Farm Credit/Farm Credit West. Ms. Mansfield was appointed to the Board of Directors of AgVantis, Inc., our technology services provider, in September 2014. She has served on the Federal Land Bank Association of Kingsburg, FLCA Board since 2012.

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George R. Nicolaus

Director

Term of Office: 2015-2020

Mr. Nicolaus grows almonds, walnuts and seed crops in Butte County. His family owned business, Nicolaus Nut Company, provides custom farming, planting and harvest operations. He is a general partner in two farming and land development partnerships in the Chico area. Mr. Nicolaus is chairman of the Zimmerman Scholarship Committee, chairman of the North State Hulling Coop and a Butte County Farm Bureau member. He has served on the Northern California Farm Credit, ACA Board since 2006.

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Vernon Peterson

Director

Term of Office: 2016-2021

Mr. Peterson along with his family, grows organic stone fruit and chickens in Kingsburg. Additionally, the family packs stone fruit, pomegranates and citrus for a few dozen of their neighbors and distributes a weekly box of organic produce to several thousand families through a CSA they founded called Abundant Harvest Organics. He was elected to the Golden State Farm Credit, ACA Board in 2016.

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Robert Reimer

Director

Term of Office: 2014-2018

Mr. Reimer farms tree fruit and table grapes. He is also the owner and president of Reimer Transport Inc. and Weldon Trucking, Inc. and 50% owner of Reimer Farms Inc. He serves as a director of the Nisei Farmers League. He has served on the Federal Land Bank Association of Kingsburg, FLCA Board since 2008.

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George Swaner

Director

Term of Office: 2014-2019

Mr. Swaner grows rice, hay and has a rice drying operation. He also does custom farming and has a cow-calf operation with his son in the Glenn area. He is involved with the Bayliss Fire Department and California Rice Research Board. He has served on the Northern California Farm Credit, ACA Board since 1996.