Walter C. Hopkins Sr. of Lewes was recently elected to the AgFirst Farm Credit Bank Board of Directors for a four-year term expiring Dec. 31, 2016.
Hopkins owns and operates Green Acres Farm, a family dairy farm in Lewes. The operation consists of 570 milk cows, 500 replacement heifers and 1,000 acres of corn, alfalfa, grass and small grain. Hopkins is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a bachelor of science degree in agricultural engineering.
He serves on the board of directors for MidAtlantic Farm Credit, headquartered in Westminster, Md. He is also a member of the Delaware Farm Bureau, Land O’Lakes Cooperative, Genex Cooperative and the Delaware Holstein Association.
AgFirst Farm Credit Bank is part of the nationwide Farm Credit System and the largest financial institution headquartered in South Carolina. With reported assets of more than $28 billion, AgFirst provides funding and financial services to 19 agricultural credit associations in 15 eastern states and Puerto Rico.