STATE YOUNG FARMERS ELECT NEW LEADERS
MOBILE, Ala. -- Young farmers from throughout Alabama gathered to elect new leadership and honor outstanding county committees during the Federation's 84th annual meeting in Mobile. New officers were elected during the meeting, and Townsend Kyser of Hale County was elected chairman of the State Young Farmers Committee. Mitch Lazenby of Lee County was elected vice chairman, and Greg Kaiser of Baldwin County was elected secretary.
|Members of the 2006 Alabama Farmers Federation State Young Farmers Committee are, from left, seated Secretary Greg Kaiser of Baldwin County, Vice Chairman Mitch Lazenby of Lee County, Chairman Townsend Kyser of Hale County; standing, Colby Willoughby of Houston County representing south Alabama at large, Webb Holmes of Perry County representing District 5, Steve Stroud of Pike County representing District 7, Jessie Hobbs of Limestone County representing District 1 and State Young Farmers Director Brandon Moore.|
Four new Young Farmers State Committee members also were elected. Colby Willoughby of Houston County was elected to represent south Alabama at large on the state committee. Webb Holmes of Perry County was elected to represent District 5, Steve Stroud of Pike County was elected to represent District 7 and Jessie Hobbs of Limestone County was elected to represent District 1.
Three county Young Farmers committees were recognized for outstanding work in 2005. Winners were Dallas County, Division 1; Pike County, Division 2; and Escambia County, Division 3. Divisions are based on the number of members in the county's Young Farmers program.
The Young Farmers is a division of the Alabama Farmers Federation, the state's largest agriculture organization. The program creates awareness of the issues that face today's young farmers and helps prepare young farmers to be good leaders and successful businessmen and women. For more information about the Young Farmers program, visit their website at www.AlfaYoungFarmers.org.