Vaughn Elected Alabama Farmers Federation North Area Vice President
Rex Vaughn, a 52-year-old Madison County row crop and beef cattle farmer, was elected North Area vice president of the Alabama Farmers Federation at the organization’s 91st annual meeting in Montgomery, Dec. 3.Vaughn, who is president of the Madison County Farmers Federation, has a long history of service to the Farmers Federation. He is a former Federation state board member, served as chairman of the State Young Farmers Committee and served on numerous state and local committees for the organization. He is president of Jeff Gin Co. in Huntsville, has been a member of the Autauga Quality Cotton Association’s board of directors since 2002, served on the Alabama Farmers Market Authority Board of Directors from 2001-2008 and was appointed by Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley to the Tornado Recovery Action Council in 2011.Vaughn, who lives in Huntsville, is a sixth-generation farmer whose family farm includes cotton and beef cattle as its primary focus. The farm also produces corn, wheat and soybeans at various times. He said he appreciates the Farmers Federation because it allows farmers from throughout the state to draw strength from one another.“I enjoy giving time and effort to the Alabama Farmers Federation because of its incredible success and ability in providing a favorable, big-picture impression of agriculture,” Vaughn said. “Our organization is unique in that it draws its strength from an immense variety of commodity producers across the state whose diversity enables the Farmers Federation to work for, represent, promote and speak for agriculture like no one else can. Agriculture has long been the bedrock of our nation’s strength and security, and I feel privileged to participate in efforts to safeguard our country through farming.”Vaughn holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in agribusiness from Auburn University. He and his wife, Kim, have four children and are active members of the Providence Baptist Church in Huntsville.The North Area vice president’s seat includes Blount, Cherokee, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan and Winston counties. Vaughn was elected for a two-year term.