NEWBY RE-ELECTED TO SECOND TERM AS PRESIDENT OF ALFA FARMERS
MOBILE Five hundred voting delegates representing farmers throughout the state of Alabama unanimously re-elected Limestone County cotton farmer Jerry A. Newby to his second term as president of the Alabama Farmers Federation during the organization's 79th annual meeting Dec. 4 in Mobile.
Hal Lee, a Morgan County poultry farmer, was re-elected vice president for the north region, and Covington County cotton and peanut farmer Ricky Wiggins was re-elected vice president for the southeast region. The Farmers Federation officers serve two-year terms.
In the Federation's district board elections, Colbert County pork producer L.O. Bishop was re-elected to represent farmers in Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Marion and Walker counties on the state board. Carl Godsey, a forest owner and cattleman from Winston County, was elected to represent Blount, Cullman, Marshall and Winston counties. Tallapoosa County fruit and vegetable grower John Neighbors was elected to represent Coosa, Chambers, Elmore, Lee, Macon, Russell and Tallapoosa counties. And, Philip Martin, a dairy and row crop farmer from Coffee County, was re-elected to represent Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Covington, Crenshaw and Pike counties. The board members will serve for three years.
Elected to one-year ex-officio terms on the state board were Women's Committee Chairman Shirley Weeks of Lamar County and State Young Farmers Committee Chairman David Phillips of Clay County.