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Jenny Rhodes

Jenny, has been on the board of directors since 2021, she owns and operates Deerfield Farms LLC, a poultry and grain operation with her two sons. The operation consists of a four-house poultry farm producing antibiotic free broilers and an irrigated grain farm producing corn, wheat, soybeans and cover crops. She is also employed as the Principal Agent for Agriculture and Food Systems, University of Maryland Extension, Queen Anne's County, Maryland. Jenny has served on the MidAtlantic Farm Credit Board since 2009. She is currently the Chair of the Compensation and Governance Committee, past Chair of the board, and has served on all board committees. She is the Chair of the newly formed AgFirst District Legislative Advisory Committee. She also holds leadership positions in the following organizations: Board member of the Compass Regional Hospice, Delmarva Chicken Association, and US Roundtable for Sustainable Poultry & Eggs; Mid-Shore Community Foundation, County Board Member for the Farm Bureau; Board member for Queen Anne's Soil Conservation District; Board member of Dean’s Global Leadership Council, UMD AGNR; Chair of the USDA State Farm Service Agency Committee; member of Delmarva Land and Litter Challenge Steering Committee; past President and past member of the executive committee of the Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.; past President of the Maryland Association of County Agricultural Agents; past member of the Maryland Agriculture Commission; and served as the Governor's appointee to the Regulatory Reform Commission.