| Published: January 01, 2018

Karl Binns named Outside Director

The Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement recently announced that Karl Binns has been appointed to their board of directors. He will assume his new role in January 2018.

“I have worked with Karl for the past two years through the Minorities in Agriculture Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and can attest to his impeccable character,” says Cheryl Steinbacher, Horizon Farm Credit’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources. “Karl is respected by his peers and students, and has devoted his career and outside interests to education and improving the lives of young adults. We’re thrilled to have him join the Foundation’s board of directors.”

Binns is currently the lead development officer at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and serves as the school’s MANRRS advisor. This past year, he was awarded the Maryland State Department of Education’s Outstanding Change Agent for Postsecondary Education honor. Binns is also a member of the Baltimore City Extension advisory board, and is involved with the Maryland Council for Agriculture Education.

“It has truly been a pleasure working with the dynamic team at Horizon Farm Credit, as well as the entire Farm Credit System, through my leadership programs at University of Maryland Eastern Shore and with MANRRS,” says Binns. “Farm Credit has been integral in helping to attract a new generation of young people to the food and agricultural industry. I look forward to being a part of inspiring the next generation of agricultural leaders throughout the region.”

For more information about the Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement, please visit

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