President Biden will nominate Vincent Logan to the Farm Credit Administration Board

President Biden will nominate Vincent Logan to the Farm Credit Administration Board

Apr 6, 2022

The Native American Agriculture Fund is honored to share the nomination of Vincent Logan to the Farm Credit Administration (FCA) Board.

Vincent Logan is a member of the Osage Nation and if confirmed, will be the first Native American to serve on the board of FCA. The FCA is an independent financial regulatory agency that oversees the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of lending institutions that serve farmers, ranchers, agricultural cooperatives, and other eligible borrowers. FCA has been governed by a full-time, three-person board, whose members are appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the United States Senate.

“Vince has been with the Native American Agriculture Fund since inception and led us in the fundamental role of establishing NAAF’s finance and investment programs—a tremendously complex task. He took us from a court-issued check to fully and carefully invested in record time. We are grateful for his dedication and extend our sincere congratulations and best wishes to Vince,” says Dr. Joe Hiller (Oglala Lakota), Chairman of the NAAF Board of Trustees.

Prior to his role at NAAF, Vincent was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2014 as the Special Trustee for American Indians at the U.S. Department of the Interior. During his tenure, he was appointed to the Department of the Treasury’s Financial Literacy Education Commission. He is also an Oklahoma State University Foundation Governor, serves on the Board of Trustees of The Christensen Fund, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Little Rock Branch. He has mentored numerous professionals, guiding them through careers in law and the securities industry. He was educated at Oklahoma State University, the University of Oklahoma College of Law, and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

“Today’s nomination of Vince Logan to serve on the Board of the Farm Credit Administration is monumental. In particular, he would be the first Native American to serve in this role. Native American and rural producers often face insurmountable hurdles in accessing credit. Vince brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will provide a much-needed voice and perspective to agricultural lending and infrastructure development for some of America’s most underserved producers,” says Toni Stanger-McLaughlin, CEO of NAAF.

“I am deeply grateful to President Biden for this nomination and honored to be entrusted with such an important and meaningful role to advance the mission of Farm Credit Administration,” says Vincent Logan, CFO/CIO of NAAF.

About the Native American Agriculture Fund:

The Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) provides grants to eligible organizations for business assistance, agricultural education, technical support, and advocacy services to support Native farmers and ranchers. The charitable trust was created by the settlement of the landmark Keepseagle v. Vilsack class-action lawsuit. NAAF is the largest philanthropic organization devoted solely to serving the Native American farming and ranching community.