NEWBY RE-ELECTED TO THIRD TERM AS PRESIDENT OF ALFA FARMERS
"Mobile, Ala." Five hundred voting delegates representing farmers throughout the state of Alabama unanimously re-elected Limestone County cotton farmer Jerry A. Newby to his third term as president of the Alabama Farmers Federation during the organization's 81st annual meeting Dec. 9 in Mobile.
|Alabama Farmers Federation board members and officers elected and re-elected during the organization's 81st annual meeting Dec. 9 in Mobile were, from left, front row; President Jerry Newby of Limestone County, State Young Farmers Chairman Jeannie Bragg Harvey of Madison County, State Women's Committee Chairman Sharon Turner of Geneva County and Associate Member Director Ed Whaley of Pike County; back row, Board Members Jimmy Parnell of Chilton County, Joel Bearden of Shelby County and George Jeffcoat of Houston County, Southeast Area Vice President Ricky Wiggins of Covington County, North Area Vice President Hal Lee of Morgan County and Board Member Frank Hughes of Jackson County.|
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, Jackson County corn and soybean farmer Frank Hughes was elected to represent farmers in Cherokee, DeKalb, Etowah and Jackson counties on the state board. Joel Bearden, a dairy farmer from Shelby County, was elected to represent Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Randolph, Shelby, St. Clair and Talledega counties. Chilton County cattleman and timber farmer Jimmy Parnell was re-elected to a second term on the state board. He represents farmers in Autauga, Butler, Chilton, Lowndes, Montgomery and Wilcox counties. And, Houston County farmer cotton and peanut farmer George Jeffcoat was elected to represent farmers in Dale, Geneva, Henry and Houston counties.
In earlier mail-in voting, Pike County businessman Ed Whaley was elected to represent associate members on the state board. He will serve a three-year term.
Elected to one-year ex-officio terms on the state board were Women's Committee Chairman Sharon Turner of Geneva County and State Young Farmers Committee Chairman Jeannie Bragg Harvey of Madison County. Mrs. Harvey is the first woman to be elected chairman of the State Young Farmers Committee in the organization's 81-year history.