Get To Know Dustin Henson
Dustin Henson was elected to his current term on the Farm Credit Midsouth Board in February, 2019;
expiring in February, 2023.
He also serves on the Compensation Committee.
Dustin Henson was elected to the Farm Credit Midsouth Board of Directors in 2019 after spending a lifetime as a part of the Northeast Arkansas ag community. After growing up on a family farm in Paragould, he has been farming for himself since taking out his first loan with Farm Credit in 2009. He has been a Member ever since.
Dustin attended Arkansas State University, earning a degree in Agriculture Business. Around 2015, if memory serves him, Dustin had his first ideas about becoming involved with Farm Credit Midsouth in a greater capacity. That was the year Farm Credit Midsouth coordinated its first Young, Beginning and Small Farmers (YBS) event in Little Rock. Dustin and his wife attended the Future Legacy Young and Beginning Farmers Conference and he began to think about expanding his ag knowledge and using his
talents beyond farming. Later, when he learned of a director who was soon retiring, the door opened for him to step into a new role.
Serving as a Director has certainly given Dustin new perspective as he now sees things from “the other side.” It has opened his eyes to all that goes on behind the scenes; now witnessing the decision-making process from the perspective of both borrower and lender. Wearing both hats has given Dustin a greater appreciation for the entire process. He may be most grateful to be part of Farm Credit Midsouth’s Patronage Program. It is a benefit unique to Farm Credit. Dustin states it is gratifying to see Farm Credit Midsouth doing well and able to give back to its members.
“Even in the face of the challenges of the last year or so, Farm Credit Midsouth hasn’t missed a beat,” Dustin says. “The senior leadership team had an excellent plan in place. Business was executed without impact on our customers. It was great to have an up-close look at that end of things.”
A life in ag doesn’t leave too many hours for free time, but Dustin, his wife Tiffany and their three-year-old daughter Molly make the most of family time, often taking off for some camping at Horseshoe Bend, a favorite spot.