STALLMAN, NEWBY RE-ELECTED TO AFBF POSTS
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Bob Stallman, a Texas cattle and rice producer, was re-elected to his fifth two-year term as president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, and Alabama Farmers Federation President Jerry A. Newby was among 14 state presidents re-elected to the board of directors during the AFBF's 89th annual meeting in New Orleans on Tuesday.
Also on the AFBF board will be Townsend Kyser, a Greensboro, Ala., catfish producer who was elected the new chair of the AFBF Young Farmer and Rancher Committee.
Newby, a cotton, grain and cattle producer from Limestone County, will represent the AFBF's Southern region along with Marshall Coyle of Kentucky, John Hoblick of Florida, Wayne Pryor of Virginia, Stanley Reed of Arkansas, David Waide of Mississippi and David Winkles of South Carolina. Kyser will serve as an at-large member by virtue of his election as YF&R chairman.
Barry Bushue, a nursery and berry producer from Oregon, was elected AFBF vice president to succeed Steve Appel, a wheat and barley producer from Dusty, Wash., who retired.