LAZENBY TO CHAIR STATE FARM WOMEN'S COMMITTEE
MONTGOMERY Jamie Jenkins Lazenby, a Lee County cotton farmer, was elected chairman of the Alabama Farmers Federation's State Women's Committee at the organization's 78th annual meeting Dec. 5-6 in Mobile. As chairman, Mrs. Lazenby will serve a one-year term as an ex-officio member of the Alabama Farmers Federation State Board of Directors.
A graduate of Central High School in Phenix City, Mrs. Lazenby previously served a total of seven years on the State Women's Committee. She also is the chairman for the National Cotton Women's Committee for Alabama and Florida. Mrs. Lazenby said her experience in that organization has convinced her of the important role women can play in promoting agriculture.
"I would like to see us (the State Women's Committee) be a close knit group of ladies that can make a difference in agriculture," she said.
In addition to farming about 300-acres of cotton, Mrs. Lazenby and her husband, Harry, own and operate The La-Z-Bee convenience center in Auburn. The Lazenbys have three grown children, Jason, Tamara and Mitch, and five grandsons, two of which were born during the annual meeting.
Other State Women's Committee members and officers elected at the annual meeting included Alta Hughes of Jackson County, vice chairman; Shirley Weeks of Lamar County, secretary/reporter; Brenda Jones of Madison County, member; Debbie Freeland of Mobile County, member; and Norma Bradford of Cullman County.