Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation President Ronnie Anderson was re-elected to a two-year term on the American Farm Bureau Federation's board of directors Tuesday at the organization's annual convention in Phoenix, Arizona.
Delegates at the AFBF’s 2017 Annual Convention elected members to serve as board and committee leaders for the organization.
Don Tuller, president of Connecticut Farm Bureau, was elected to a two-year term on the AFBF board of directors, representing the Northeast Region. Chuck Fry, president of Maryland Farm Bureau, was re-elected to the board for a two-year term, representing the Northeast Region.
Fourteen other state Farm Bureau presidents were re-elected to two-year terms to represent their regions on the board: Richard Felts, Kansas; Richard Guebert, Jr., Illinois; Craig Hill, Iowa; and Kevin Paap, Minnesota (Midwest Region); Jeff Aiken, Tennessee; Ronnie Anderson, Louisiana; Russell Boening, Texas; Tom Buchanan, Oklahoma; Gerald Long, Georgia; Mike McCormick, Mississippi; and Larry Wooten, North Carolina (Southern Region); Mike LaPlant, Washington; Don Shawcroft, Colorado; and Paul Wenger, California (Western Region).
Re-elected to two-year terms on the AFB Women’s Leadership Committee were Sherry Saylor, Arizona; Isabella Chism, Indiana; Marieta Hauser, Kansas; Lorenda Overman, North Carolina; Debbi Tanner, Connecticut; and Carol Guthrie, Idaho. Saylor was re-elected WLC chair, which makes her a member of the AFBF board of directors. Chism was re-elected WLC vice chair.
Kalena Bruce, a cattle farmer from Missouri who also operates an agri-tourism venture, was elected the new chair of the AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee for a one-year term, which makes her a member of the AFBF board of directors.
AFBF’s 99th Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show will be held in Nashville, Jan. 5-10, 2018.