STATE YOUNG FARMERS ELECT NEW LEADERSHIP
Young farmers from throughout Alabama gathered to elect new leadership and honor outstanding county committees during the Federation's 82nd annual meeting in Mobile.
New officers were elected during the meeting, and Mike Henry of Montgomery County was elected chairman of the State Young Farmers Committee. Rodney Rhodes of Escambia County was elected vice chairman, and Townsend Kyser of Hale County was elected secretary.
|Members of the Young Farmers Division elected four state committee members, officers and state chairman during their annual meeting. From left are, seated, State Committee Chairman Mike Henry of Montgomery County, Vice Chairman Rodney Rhodes of Escambia County, Secretary Townsend Kyser of Hale County and new committee member Jason Holladay of Crenshaw County; back row, new committee member Dennis Bragg of Madison County, committee member Tim Mullek of Baldwin County, new committee member Lane Holladay of Lowndes County, committee member Mark Houston of DeKalb County and Allen Vincent of Talladega County was re-elected. Officers serve a one-year term, and board members serve two-year terms.|
Three new Young Farmers State Committee members also were elected. Dennis Bragg of Madison County was elected to represent District 1 on the state committee. Lane Holladay of Lowndes County was elected to represent District 5, and Jason Holladay of Crenshaw County was elected to represent District 7.
Three county Young Farmers committees were recognized for outstanding work in 2003. Winners were Shelby County, Division 1; Blount County, Division 2; and Madison County, Division 3. Divisions are based on the number of members in the county's Young Farmers program.