Eric Hopkins

W. Eric Hopkins is a sugar cane and vegetable grower in Western Palm Beach County, employed by, and part owner of, Hundley Farms, Inc.  He is the Board Chairman of Pioneer Growers Cooperative and serves as Director on the boards of Hundley Farms, Inc., Frontier Produce, Inc., Double H Farms, Inc., Leadership Palm Beach County, Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association (and serves as Chairman of the Supply Chain Management Committee), and Law Enforcement Assistance Foundation, a fund raising organization.  Mr. Hopkins had previously held elected director positions on the Boards of Farm Credit of South Florida and Farm Credit of Florida from 2009 until 2013.  During this time, he was a member of the Audit Committee. On January 30, 2014, the Board appointed Mr. Hopkins as an appointed stockholder director, a position established under the Bylaws and his current term of office is 2017 – 2020.  Mr. Hopkins currently serves as the chair of the Governance Committee, and is a current member of the Compensation and Executive Committees.

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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.