David Harris was elected to the Board in 2001, serves as the Association’s Board Chairman and serves on the Compliance, Risk and Search Committees. Mr. Harris lives in Johnson County and owns property in Somervell, Johnson and Bosque Counties. Mr. Harris is President of Bob Harris Oil Company, which is involved in retail gasoline marketing, ranching (cow-calf), real estate development and sand and gravel. He serves as the President of Harris Riverbend Farms, a purebred and commercial cow/calf operation, a partner in Mansfield Joint Venture, which is involved in warehouse development, the managing partner of Alvarado Joint Venture, which is involved in real estate development, a partner in Deli Partners, a deli and fast food operation, the managing partner in Brazos Aggregates, a sand and gravel operation and a director of Cleburne Economic Development Board. Mr. Harris serves on the Somervell County Livestock and Forage Performance Committee. He has previously served as President of the Premier Santa Gertrudis Association and Vice-President of Marketing for Santa Gertrudis Breeders International.
John R. Sawyer was elected to Texas Land Bank’s Board in 2006 and has served on the Association’s Board since 2014. Mr. Sawyer is the Chairman of the Compensation and Search Committees and Vice Chairman of the Board. He resides in Hill County, Texas, is a farmer and rancher and operates Sawyer Farms Partnership, a farming operation that grows corn, milo, wheat and other specialty grains. Mr. Sawyer owns and operates Apex Grain Company, LLC and Sawyer Land, LLC, a grain elevator and storage facility respectively, located in Hillsboro. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in Agronomy and Master of Agriculture in Ag Economics. Mr. Sawyer is a member of the Hillsboro Independent School District School Board and First Baptist Church.
David W. Conrad was elected to Texas Land Bank’s Board in 2005 as a Director-Elected Director, has served on the Association’s Board since January 1, 2014 as a result of the merger, and serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Compliance Committee. Mr. Conrad resides in Round Rock, Texas, is a Certified Public Accountant, a partner in Pilot Peak Investments LLC, a commercial real estate rental company, and a member of the Texas Society of CPAs. Mr. Conrad was previously employed by the Farm Credit Bank of Texas from 1982 to 1990, where he served as internal auditor and director of Association Financial Operations.
Robert Eubanks, Sr., resides near Teague, Texas, was elected to the Board in July 2019 and serves on the Compensation Committee. Mr. Eubanks is a third-generation rancher and began purchasing land as a teen to continue to grow the family business. He has been self-employed as a rancher all his life. Today, he serves as Partner and Co-Manager of Beene & Eubanks Cattle, LLC and oversees day-to-day operations of the business which includes cows, calves and yearlings. He is married to Melanie, another third-generation rancher. Mr. Eubanks also works with his wife and his father-in-law at Pecan Valley Ranch. The two operations encompass over 9500 acres in Freestone and Limestone Counties and run approximately 1550 mother cows.
Gil Flautt V is a resident of the Novice Community in the Blossom area of Lamar County, Texas. Mr. Flautt was elected to the Board in January 2019 and serves on the Audit and Compensation Committees. Mr. Flautt is a self-employed rancher whose beef cattle operation includes cows, calves and yearlings. Ranching has been his principal occupation for the past five years. He earned a BS degree in Agribusiness from Sam Houston State University and returned to his family’s ranch upon graduation. He currently serves on the Paris Rodeo & Horse Club board. He is a member of the Texas Farm Bureau and the Novice Baptist Church. His wife is Celeste Flautt.
Cody Hughes was elected to the Board in 2019 and serves on the Audit Committee. Mr. Hughes was raised on a family farm in Roscoe, Texas and is a sixth-generation farmer who farms cotton and wheat in Nolan, Mitchell and Fisher Counties. Mr. Hughes farms individually and through a partnership with his father, CWH Farms. He and his wife Amy and two children reside on their farm south of Roscoe, where they also maintain a cow-calf operation. Before returning to the farm full time, Mr. Hughes graduated from Tarleton State University with a degree in Agricultural Services and Development. After College, he was employed by the United States Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency for seven years. He served as County Executive Director of Victoria, Gaines and Jones Counties. Mr. Hughes currently serves as a member of the National Cotton Council, Nolan County Farm Bureau, Plains Cotton Cooperative Association, Rolling Plains Cotton Growers and Central Rolling Plains Co-op Gin. He is a supporter of the Highland FFA and Nolan County Junior Livestock Show.
Asa G. Langford was elected to the Association’s Board in January 2019 and current serves as the Risk Chairman and on the Search Committee. Mr. Langford was born, and currently resides, in Lampasas, Texas in Lampasas County. Mr. Langford is a self-employed rancher whose operation includes a cow-calf herd, stocker cattle, small grains and hay. He, along with his brother, owns an order-buying company, and he also is part owner of a feedlot. Ranching has been his principal occupation for the past five years, and he has been involved in his family’s ranch operation for 13 years. He is a graduate of Lampasas High School and earned a BS degree in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University. Mr. Langford is a member of the Lampasas County Farm Bureau and the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. He is a member and deacon of School Creek Baptist Church, and he and his wife Jonna have a son and a daughter.
Chad Lee was elected to the Board in 2011 as a Director-Elected Director and serves on the Association’s Compliance, Risk and Search Committees. Mr. Lee is a private practice attorney with an emphasis on criminal defense, employment, and various agriculture issues, including contracts, oil and gas leasing and real property disputes. Mr. Lee maintains an operation of commercial cattle, wheat and hay, serves as a Director on the Farm Credit Council, is a committee member for the Fort Worth Stock Show and Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers, and a Director at Operation Orphans, a non-profit benefiting foster children.
Tina Murphy was elected to the Board in July 2019 and serves on the Compensation and Risk Committees. Mrs. Murphy lives and operates in DeKalb, Bowie County, Texas and has been involved in ranching most of her life but it has been her principal occupation for the last five year’s. Concurrently, she is employed at a veterinary supply company in which her husband is part owner. In addition, she is an independent contractor for a third-party verification company for beef operations. Prior to working at the vet supply business, she was a cattle buyer for an all-natural branded beef company for eleven years. She earned a BS degree in Biology from Quachita Baptist University and a Master of Science in Animal Science from Texas A&M University. Mrs. Murphy is involved in community organizations such as DeKalb K.A.R.E.S., the Booster Club, and her church. Mrs. Murphy’s husband is David and they have a son and three daughters.
Brent Neuhaus was appointed to the board in 2016 and elected in 2017, serves as the Association’s Compliance Chairman and on the Audit and Search Committees. He is a native of Waco, Texas and raises Angus cattle in McLennan County, Texas. Mr. Neuhaus is a Director and Corporate Inventory Manager at United Ag and Turf, which operates John Deere dealerships in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas; President and Manager of TGBTG Property, LLC and JORE, LLC, and Member of ERE Property, LLC and HILLRE, LLC, which are involved in real estate. Mr. Neuhaus also has ownership interest in Neuhaus Trust Partnership through a trust of which he is the trustee, which partnership owns farmland and commercial real estate and other business interests, is a Director and Shareholder of Alliance Bank Central Texas, and Past-Chairman of the board of Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo. Mr. Neuhaus is married to Kim, and they attend First Woodway Baptist Church.
Bert Pruett was elected to the board in 1984 and currently serves on the Audit Committee. Mr. Pruett lives near Slidell in Northwest Denton County, is a self-employed grain farmer, and maintains an operation of cattle, wheat, milo, corn and hay. Mr. Pruett serves as the Treasurer of the Greenwood-Slidell Volunteer Fire Department, President of the Denton-Wise County Farmers Union, and Chairman of the Deacons of the First Baptist Church in Slidell, Texas.
Larry Stewart was elected to the board in 1984 and serves on the Association’s Compensation Committee. He lives between Granbury and Lipan in Hood County, is a partner in Stewart and Durant Cattle Company II, LLC, a beef cattle operation and he also participates in hay production. Mr. Stewart also serves as a Director of First National Bank Granbury and as a Director of Hood County Acton Cemetery and previously served as a Director of Cancer Care, which raises money to help cancer victims.
Stockholder Director Elections
Elected by the member-borrowers, Lone Star Ag Credit is governed by a Board of Directors that is responsible for the overall health of the Cooperative. Each year, stockholders have the opportunity to vote in a director election. Lone Star Ag Credit wants strong representation on this board, and to that end, the Association encourages each stockholder to get involved in director elections. Moreover, we also hope you will consider whether you have skills and experience that would be an asset to the Association and Board of Directors. If you believe that you would like to help shape the policies that establish the long term, strategic direction of the Association, please consider running in the next Board election.