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December 07, 2009   Email to Friend 

Darryal Ray
(334) 613-4187
December 07, 2009

Newly elected and re-elected Alabama Farmers Federation board members and directors are, seated from left, Richard Edgar of Elmore County, District 7; Gloria Jeffcoat of Houston County, State Women's Chairman; Darrel Haynes of Cullman County, District 4; and Carl Sanders of Coffee County, District 10; standing, from left, are Steve Dunn of Conecuh County, secretary-treasurer; Jake Harper of Wilcox County, vice president of the Southwest Region; Jeff Maze of Blount County, State Young Farmers Chairman; Joe Dickerson of Lauderdale County, District 1; and Dean Wysner of Randolph County, vice president of the Central Region.
MOBILE, Ala. -- Steve Dunn of Conecuh County, Jake Harper of Wilcox County and Dean Wysner of Randolph County each retained their positions as officers with the Alabama Farmers Federation during elections Monday at the organization's 88th annual meeting here.

President Jerry A. Newby, a Limestone row crop and cattle farmer who was elected to his sixth straight two-year term in 2008, presided over the election process in which almost 500 voting delegates elected new officers and board members. All officer positions are for two-year terms.

Dunn, a row crop and cattle farmer, was re-elected as secretary-treasurer of the 400,000-plus member organization.

Harper, a cattle and timber farmer, was unopposed in his two-year term as vice president of the Southwest Region, an area that includes Baldwin, Butler, Clarke, Choctaw, Conecuh, Dallas, Escambia, Hale, Lowndes, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Perry, Sumter, Washington and Wilcox counties.

Wysner, a Randolph County cattle and hay producer, retained his post as vice president of the Central Region, which includes Autauga, Bibb, Calhoun, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Fayette, Greene, Jefferson, Lamar, Pickens, Randolph, St. Clair, Shelby, Talladega, Tuscaloosa and Walker counties.

Elections were also held for four district board positions, which have three-year terms.

Cullman County cattleman Darrel Haynes took the District 4 seat, a rotating position in that district. District 4 includes Blount, Cullman, Marshall and Winston counties.

Another new board member is Coffee County peanut producer Carl Sanders of Brundidge who took the District 10 board seat. That district includes Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Covington, Crenshaw and Pike counties.

Lauderdale County soybean farmer Joe Dickerson was re-elected to the District 1 seat, which includes Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Marion and Walker counties.

Elmore County row crop farmer Richard Edgar retained the District 7 seat representing Chambers, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Macon, Russell and Tallapoosa counties.

Elected to one-year, ex-officio terms on the state board were Women's Committee Chairman Gloria Jeffcoat of Houston County and State Young Farmers Chairman Jeff Maze of Blount County.

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