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December 06, 2004   Email to Friend 

Jeff Helms
(334) 613-4212
December 06, 2004

Newly elected and re-elected officers and board members of the Alabama Farmers Federation are, from left, front row, Leo Allen of Choctaw County, District 8; Stanley Usery of Limestone County, District 2; John E. Walker III of Tuscaloosa County, District 5; Sharon Turner of Geneva County, Women's Committee chairman; and Hal Lee of Morgan County, north region vice president; back row, Ricky Wiggins of Covington County, southeast region vice president; David Bitto of Baldwin County, District 11; Jerry Newby of Limestone County, president; and Rodney Rhodes of Escambia County, Young Farmers chairman.
MOBILE, Ala.-- Limestone County cotton farmer Jerry Newby of Athens was elected to his fourth two-year term as president of the Alabama Farmers Federation at its 83rd annual meeting Dec. 6 in Mobile. The Alabama Farmers Federation is the state's largest farm organization, representing 16 commodities and 464,000 members.

Morgan County poultry farmer Hal Lee of Hartselle was elected to his fourth two-year term as Federation vice president of the north region, while Covington County peanut farmer Ricky Wiggins of Andalusia was elected to his fourth two-year term as vice president of the southeast region.

Elections also were held for four district board positions for the statewide organization. Stanley Usery of Limestone County was elected to represent District 2, which includes Limestone, Madison and Morgan counties. John E. Walker III of Tuscaloosa County was elected to represent District 5, which includes Bibb, Fayette, Jefferson, Lamar and Tuscaloosa counties. Leo Allen of Choctaw County was elected to serve District 8, which includes Choctaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Marengo, Perry, Pickens and Sumter counties. David Bitto of Baldwin County was elected to represent District 11, which includes Baldwin, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe and Washington counties. Each board member 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 Chairman Rodney Rhodes of Escambia County.

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