David Harris was elected to the Board in 2001, serves as the Association’s Board Chairman and is a member of the Governance Committee. 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 is also 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.
Brent Neuhaus was appointed to the Board in 2016 and elected in 2017. Currently serves as the Association’s Vice Chairman and is a member of the Audit Committee. 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. He is President and Manager of TGBTG Property, LLC and JORE, LLC. He is also a member of ERE Property, LLC and HILLRE, LLC, which are involved in real estate. Mr. Neuhaus has ownership interest and is the trustee of Neuhaus Trust Partnership, which owns farmland, commercial real estate and other business interests. He is a director and shareholder of Alliance Bank Central Texas, and Past-Chairman of the Board for the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo. Mr. Neuhaus is married to Kim, and they attend First Woodway Baptist Church.
Matt Carter was elected to the Board in 2020 and serves on the Audit Committee. He was born in Dalhart, Texas, where his family continues to reside and operate the family ranching and farming interest. Since 2008, Mr. Carter has been Vice President for Fine Line, LP, which has been his primary occupation for the past five years. In addition to his interest in his family’s operation in Dalhart, Mr. Carter owns and operates acreage in Jack County, where he and his family manage their cow-calf operation. He is a graduate of Tascosa High School in Amarillo, Texas, earned a BS in Finance from Texas Christian University, and holds an MBA from the University of Texas, Arlington. Matt is active in the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, as well as provides guidance to other business interests through board participation. Mr. Carter and his wife have been married since 2002 and have two sons in middle school.
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. Mr. Conrad resides in Round Rock, Texas, where he is a Certified Public Accountant. He is also 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.
Josh Drews was elected to the Board in 2020 and serves on the Compensation and Governance Committees. He was born in the Marlin, Texas area in Falls County where he currently resides. Josh is a self-employed farmer and rancher whose operation includes a registered and commercial Brangus cow herd, a stocker operation, and a row crop farming operation that includes corn, milo, and cotton. Farming and ranching has been Mr. Drews’ primary occupation for the past five years and he has worked his farm and ranch for nineteen years. He is a 2001 graduate of Texas A&M University with a BS in Agricultural Economics. Mr. Drews serves on the Falls County Youth Fair Board of Directors and the Falls County Go-Texan committee. He is married and has four kids that are involved in 4-H, FFA, and the operation of the farm when they are not in school.
Robert Eubanks, Sr. was elected to the Board in July 2019 and serves on the Compensation Committee. Mr. Eubanks resides near Teague, Texas. He 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 was elected to the Board in 2018 and serves on the Compensation Committee. Mr. Flautt is a resident of the Novice Community in the Blossom area of Lamar County, Texas. 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. In August 2020, he and a partner purchased Paris Livestock, LLC, a weekly auction business for the sale of livestock. 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 2018 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 from the years 2003-2005, 2005-2007 and 2007-2009, respectively. 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 2018 and currently serves as the Governance Committee Chairman. Mr. Langford was born, and currently resides, in Lampasas, Texas. Mr. Langford is a self-employed rancher whose operation includes a cow-calf herd, stocker cattle, small grains and hay. He, and his brother own 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 thirteen 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. He serves on the Governance Committee and is the Chairman of the Compensation Committee. 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 and Southwestern Cattle Raisers, and is 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 Governance 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 years. Concurrently, she is also 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 Ouachita 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. She is married to David Murphy, and they have a son and three daughters.
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, and maintains a cow-calf operation and raises hay. Mr. Pruett serves as the Treasurer of the Greenwood-Slidell Volunteer Fire Department and Chairman of the Deacons of the First Baptist Church in Slidell, Texas.
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.