March 4, 2019

Northwest FCS News


Hirai and Riggers re-elected to Northwest FCS Board of Directors

Spokane, Washington (March 4, 2019) – Stockholders of Northwest Farm Credit Services re-elected Greg Hirai of Wendell, Idaho, and Nate Riggers of Nezperce, Idaho, to the Northwest FCS Board. They will each serve a five-year term ending in 2024.

Greg Hirai operates a 4,500-acre farm in southern Idaho producing potatoes, corn, alfalfa, wheat and barley as well as a variety of potatoes for processing, and corn, alfalfa and triticale as feed for local dairies. He serves on the boards of the North Side Canal Company and the Lower Snake River Aquifer Recharge District. Hirai was elected in 2014.

Nate Riggers is manager and partner of Riggers Clearwater Farms J.V., a dryland wheat, barley, canola and grass seed farm. Riggers was elected in 2014.

In addition to Hirai and Riggers, members of the Northwest FCS board include Christy Burmeister-Smith of Newman Lake, Washington; Nels J DeBruycker of Choteau, Montana; Susan K. Doverspike of Burns, Oregon; Jim Farmer of Nyssa, Oregon; Duane M. (Skip) Gray of Albany, Oregon; Dave Hedlin of Mount Vernon, Washington; John Helle of Dillon, Montana; Dave Nisbet of Bay Center, Washington; Derek Schafer of Ritzville, Washington; Karen Schott of Broadview, Montana; Julie Shiflett of Spokane, Washington; and Shawn Walters of Teton, Idaho.

About Northwest Farm Credit Services
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Debra Strohmaier, Communications Specialist