Mr. Rutherford is semi-retired and lives in Lawrence County. Before retiring, he worked for 32 years with a local cooperative, along with raising cotton, soybeans, cattle and broilers. He has been on the association board since 1990 and has served as chairman since 1995. Mr. Rutherford serves on the Texas Farm Credit District Stockholders' Advisory Committee, the district benefits administrative committee for the Farm Credit Bank of Texas and the Farm Credit Benefit Alliance plan sponsor committee, which services both AgFirst Bank and the Farm Credit Bank of Texas. In addition, he serves on the Tenth District Farm Credit Council board, the National Farm Credit Council board and the Farm Credit Council Services board. Mr. Rutherford owns and operates JRL Inc., a construction and development company in Moulton, Ala.