John Newbold, III

John R. Newbold, III is a cut-foliage farmer in Crescent City, Florida. He owns, operates, and is President of Forest Groves, Inc.  He is an owner and manager of Newbold Farms, LLC. He is a Director of the Putnam County Fair Authority, Crescent City Cemetery Association, Florida Wine and Grape Growers Association, and Florida Wildflower Cooperative.  Mr. Newbold was elected to the Farm Credit of Florida board in 2014 and his current term of office is 2017-2020. He is a current member of the Compensation and Credit and Lending Committees.

The Farm Credit Advantage

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We are with you every step of the way throughout the lending process. From small tracts to large tracts, new construction to renovations, lot purchase to recreational properties – Farm Credit can do it all.

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Local Leaders. Local Decisions.

One of the advantages of being a member with Farm Credit of Florida is that as a cooperative lender you are the customer and owner. You can help us by recommending candidates for our Board of Directors.

Our directors are not only members, they are also local leaders in your community. Who do you want to lead your Association?

Recommendations will be shared with our nominating committee which is comprised of stockholders within our chartered territory. The nominating committee will evaluate, identify and nominate each candidate. The ultimate responsibility of our board of directors is to provide governance and oversight to the Association.

Directors are compensated for attendance at regular board meetings as well as travel expenses.

Qualifications include:

  • Strong management skills
  • Desire to improve, contribute and serve our industry
  • A passion for agriculture
  • An understanding of the agricultural industry and territory served

Please complete the form below to be considered, or to nominate another Farm Credit member, by the Farm Credit of Florida nominating committee as a potential nominee for a board seat.