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James F. “Jimmy” Dodson

Title: Chairman

Organization: Farm Credit Bank of Texas Board of Directors

Location: Corpus Christi, Texas

Years with Farm Credit:20

Potential Interview Topics: General farm economy; Cotton industry; Agriculture policy

Jimmy Dodson joined the Farm Credit Bank of Texas board of directors in 2003, served as vice chairman from 2009 to 2011, and was elected chairman in 2012.His current term on the board expires at the end of 2014. He is chairman of the Tenth District Farm Credit Council board of directors and serves on both the bank's audit and compensation committees.

The Robstown, Texas, farmer grows cotton, corn and milo, and operates a farm and seed sales business. He is president of Dodson Farms, Inc. and Dodson Ag, Inc., both family-owned cotton and milo operations; a partner in Legacy Farms, 3-D Farms and Weber Greene, Ltd.; and managing partner in Weber Station LLC.

Mr. Dodson is a past chairman of the Texas AgFinance, FCS Board of Directors and previously served on the district's Stockholders Advisory Committee. He is chairman of the National Cotton Council of America, and serves on the boards of Gulf Coast Cooperative and the South Texas Cotton and Grain Association. Mr. Dodson is a member of the Texas Agricultural Cooperative Council Board of Directors. He is a past chairman of the American Cotton Producers of the National Cotton Council, formerly served on the board of Cotton Incorporated and is former chairman of the Cotton Foundation.

Mr. Dodson is an honor graduate of Texas A&M University, with a Bachelor of Science in agricultural economics.

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