The Tenth Farm Credit District is composed of the Austin-based Farm Credit Bank of Texas (FCBT) and 22 local credit cooperatives in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas. It is the largest rural financing organization serving the five-state region.

Young is a member of Louisiana Land Bank's board of directors and is a leader in the agricultural community. He farms 1,250 acres of cotton with his son, Jesse, and also produces livestock and timber. He recently became president of the National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants and also is affiliated with the Louisiana Ag Consultants Association, the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation and the Louisiana Cotton Producers Association.

Additionally, he is a member of the Louisiana Agricultural Hall of Fame and previously was named Man of the Year in Service to Louisiana Agriculture and Louisiana Farmer of the Year.

His two-year term on The Farm Credit Council board begins in January. The council is the national trade association of the Farm Credit System and represents the System's legislative and regulatory interests.

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