American Farm Bureau delegates have elected three new state presidents to the AFBF board of directors: Richard Bonanno of Massachusetts (Northeast Region), Jimmy Parnell of Alabama (Southern Region) and Don Shawcroft of Colorado (Western Region).
Fourteen other state Farm Bureau presidents were re-elected to represent their regions on the AFBF board of directors:
• Southern Region — Ronnie Anderson of Louisiana, Kenneth Dierschke of Texas, Zippy Duvall of Georgia,Mike Spradling of Oklahoma, Lacy Upchurch of Tennessee and Larry Wooten of North Carolina.
• Midwest Region — Craig Hill of Iowa, Kevin Paap of Minnesota, Don Villwock of Indiana and Wayne Wood of Michigan.
• Northeast Region — Dean Norton of New York and Carl Shaffer of Pennsylvania. Western Region – Perry Livingston of Wyoming and Paul Wenger of California.
Zach Hunnicutt, a crop farmer from Nebraska, was elected the new chairman of the AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee, which also makes him a member of the AFBF board of directors during his one-year term.
Terry Gilbert of Kentucky was re-elected to serve a two-year term as chair of the AFB Women’s Leadership Committee and on the AFBF board of directors. Vice-chair Sherry Saylor was re-elected to a two-year term on the committee. Sue Billiot of Arkansas, Marieta Hauser of Kansas, Vicki Malloy of Washington and Debbi Tanner of Connecticut were elected to two-year terms on the committee.
Farm Bureau members will gather for the 95th AFBF Annual Meeting, Jan. 12-15, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas.