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Farm Credit appoints Bridget Schneider to board of directors

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[March 18, 2010]  The Farm Credit Services of Illinois board of directors appointed K. Bridget Schneider, of Lincoln, as an outside director. She will complete the outside director term that expires on Dec. 31, 2012, and was previously held by Dr. Kim Harris of Carbondale.

Schneider is a registered representative with Lincoln Financial Securities Corp. She has been a financial adviser for more than a decade, specializing in retirement planning for individuals and investment consulting for businesses. In 2008, she earned the designation of Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor. Earlier in her career, she gained consumer and mortgage lending experience. She earned a bachelor's degree in business and retail from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1983.

Schneider is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lincoln, a past president of Lincoln Kiwanis Club and was a nine-year member of the Lincoln Community High School Board of Education.

Bridget and her husband, Joe, own a rural farm homestead northeast of Lincoln, where they have resided for 26 years. They have two children, Alyssa and Blake.

Farm Credit Services of Illinois is a farmer-owned and directed agricultural lending cooperative that serves 8,000 farm families, agribusinesses and rural landowners in the southern 60 counties of Illinois by providing competitive and flexible financing and delivering crop insurance expertise. The association's board is comprised of 12 elected directors and two appointed outside directors.

The mission of the U.S. Farm Credit System is to provide financial capital and financial services to agriculture and rural America.

[Text from file received from Farm Credit Services of Illinois]



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