AUBURN — Farm Credit of Maine and Farm Credit East announce that the boards of directors for both associations have approved a merger.

In the coming weeks, stockholders of each association will receive a merger information packet by mail. Voting stockholders include those customers who own stock in their respective association as of Sept. 30. Each association will hold a separate vote, with ballots mailed in early November. All ballots are due by Friday, Nov. 22, the same day stockholder meetings will be held in both associations.

Farm Credit of Maine is governed by a seven-member board of directors, six of whom are elected by its customer-owners. It has offices at 615 Minot Ave. in Auburn and in Presque Isle. For more information, go to

Farm Credit East is governed by a 15-person board of directors. It has 19 offices in its six-state service area.  For more information, go to

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