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Through a mail ballot, the stockholders of FCS Financial elected three directors to the board. Elected by the cooperative’s member-owners to serve four-year terms were Don Schlesselman of Concordia, Mo., and incumbents Rick Rehmeier of Augusta, Mo., and Beth Schnitker of Middletown, Mo.

FCS Financial provides credit and financial services to agricultural producers, agricultural-related businesses, and rural residents. The board consists of 12 elected and 3 appointed members and has 12 areas of representation.

Rehmeier, 65, serves Iron, Jefferson, Lincoln, Madison, Perry, St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, and Washington counties, and the City of St. Louis. He is a fifth-generation farmer. Rick and his wife, Benita, have two children and five grandchildren. Rehmeier is president and part owner of Rehmeier Farms, a family operation that grows corn, soybeans, and wheat as well as markets 20,000 hogs annually. He is a member of DRR Farms, LLC, School of Washington WINGS Endowment Committee, PorkPAC and an investor and advisory board member for Heritage Community Bank. Rehmeier has been a board member since 2011.

Don Schlesselman, 57, represents Buchanan, Caldwell, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Lafayette, Platte, and Ray counties. Schlesselman and his wife, Beth, raised two children on a farm that has been in the family since 1857. They have three grandchildren. Schlesselman farms with his son in Lafayette and Saline counties and does custom hay harvesting and trucking. They raise corn, soybeans and hay using no-till practices and cover crops. Additionally, they manage a 100-head cow/calf operation. He is Commissioner for the Concordia Special Road District and Chairman of the Lafayette County Planning & Zoning Committee. Schlesselman also serves on the Santa Fe AgriLeaders Board, Missouri State Cattlemens’ Board, MFA Inc. Board as Vice Chair, and Chairman for the Lafayette County Cattlemen’s Association. He replaces Mark Pierce who was recently elected to the AgriBank Board of Directors.

Schnitker, 55, represents Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cooper, Howard, Montgomery, Saline, and Warren counties. She is a third-generation farmer. Schnitker and her husband, Herb, have two daughters in college who aspire to be fourth generation farmers. Their farm consists of a commercial cow-calf operation and raising corn, soybeans, and wheat. Schnitker is a member of Audrain County Cattlemen’s Board and Vice Chair of the Audrain County Soil and Water Conservation District. Schnitker has served on FCS Financial Board of Directors since 2018.

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