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Cultivator — December 12, 2014

Members Elected To Board Of Directors

Seated, from left, are District 9 Director Garry Henry, Montgomery County; State Women’s Leadership Committee Chairman Cheryl Lassiter, Choctaw County; State Young Farmers Committee Chairman Garrett Henry, Montgomery County; District 3 Director Phillip Thompson, Jackson County; and District 6 Director Dell Hill, Talladega County. Standing, from left, are Federation President Jimmy Parnell, Chilton County; Southeast Area Vice President George Jeffcoat, Houston County; District 12 Director Fred Helms, Houston County; and North Area Vice President Rex Vaughn, Madison County.

Jimmy Parnell of Chilton County was re-elected president of the state’s largest farm organization at the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 93rd annual meeting in Montgomery Dec. 8.

Parnell, a fifth-generation farmer, was unopposed in his bid for re-election to a second two-year term.

Southeast Area Vice President George  Jeffcoat of Houston County and North Area Vice President Rex Vaughn of Madison County were also re-elected. Officers serve two-year terms on the board.

Jeffcoat’s area includes Barbour, Bullock, Chambers, Coffee, Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Elmore, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lee, Macon, Pike, Russell and Tallapoosa counties.

Vaughn’s area includes Blount, Cherokee, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan and Winston counties.

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

Phillip Thompson of Jackson County succeeds Waymon Buttram of DeKalb County as District 3 director for Cherokee, DeKalb, Etowah and Jackson counties.

Fred Helms of Houston County succeeds Steve Dunn of Geneva County as District 12 director for Dale, Geneva, Henry and Houston counties.

District 6 Director Dell Hill of Talladega County and District 9 Director Garry Henry of Montgomery County were re-elected. Hill represents Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Randolph, Shelby, St. Clair and Talladega counties, while Henry represents Autauga, Butler, Chilton, Lowndes, Montgomery and Wilcox counties.

State Women’s Leadership Committee Chairman Cheryl Lassiter of Choctaw County and State Young Farmers Chairman Garrett Henry of Montgomery County will serve one-year ex-officio terms on the board.

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