Members elected new leadership for the Alabama Farmers Federation’s State Young Farmers Committee and Women’s Leadership Committee during the organization’s annual meeting Dec. 6-7.
Blount County’s Lance Miller was elected State Young Farmers chairman, while Marshall County’s Regina Carnes was elected chairman of the State Women’s Leadership Committee.
New Young Farmers Committee members elected at the meeting were Jerry Allen Newby, Limestone County; Adam Wilson, Calhoun County; Cooper Holmes, Perry County; Matthew Gunter, Crenshaw County; and James Robert Parnell, Chilton County.
Fayette County’s Debbie Roberts was elected to the State Women’s Leadership Committee. Re-elected to the committee were Blount County’s Nell Miller and Chambers County’s Mary Helen Benford.
Reagan Keynote Speaker
Political commentator, author and radio show host Michael Reagan spoke about the importance of freedom and the need for strong leadership during the closing session of the Alabama Farmers Federation annual meeting Dec. 7.
More than 1,200 Federation members turned out to hear Reagan, son of former President Ronald Reagan.
“We have too many people in Washington who are so worried about getting credit that they get nothing done,” he said. “My father didn’t care about who got the credit; he looked at the big picture.”
Reagan said his father set an example by being trustworthy, likable and relatable.
“My dad stuck to his promises. That’s one thing today we seem to not have in Washington,” Reagan said. “The rest of the world can’t afford for the United States to fail, because if we fail, the world fails. What’s going to be best for the world? Electing leadership to Washington that can lead the world. We need to find our soul again.”
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