Recently more than 350 members and friends of the West Virginia Farm Bureau (WVFB) attended their 94th annual meeting in Flatwoods. Among those attending were Tucker County Farm Bureau members: Ray and Lucille Adams, James Nester, Sr. and Doris Bonner.
The most important activity conducted during the annual meeting is the review of current policies and the addition of new policies by the voting delegates. The policies adopted by WVFB delegates originate at the grassroots level and define the organization’s position on a variety of concerns, including taxes, highways and public issues.
Elections for state leadership positions were held on the last day of the meeting. The voting delegates chose Charles Wilfong, of Pocahontas County, to serve as president and John Pitsenbarger , of Nicholas County, to serve as vice-president.
Regions 2, 4, 6 and 8 had the task of choosing directors to serve on the WVFB board. Elected from Region 2 were Steve Conrad and Dennis Funk; from Region 4, David Ash and Michael Merinar; from Region 6, Ralph Blair and Alvin Engelke and from Region 8, Charles Wilfong, Frank Nash and Joe Clay.
The Women’s Leadership Committee voting delegates selected Pam Hessler, from Morgan County, as chair of the WVFB Women’s Leadership Committee. Susan Wilkins, from Pocohontas County, will serve as the chair of the WVFB Young Farmer Committee. In addition, both will serve on the WVFB Board of Directors.
For information about this event or about how to join the Tucker County Farm Bureau, please contact James R. Lambert at 121 Rampy Hollow Rd., Hendricks, WV 26271.
Representing more than 24,000 members, the West Virginia Farm Bureau was founded in 1919 to provide leadership, education, information, training and economic services to county farm bureaus to enhance the quality of life for its membership.