95th Annual Meeting celebrated by Wayne County 
Farm Bureau members
March 9, 2017

    Members of the Wayne County Farm Bureau celebrated the 95th annual meeting on March 9.
David White, President of the Wayne County Farm Bureau, welcomed members to the meeting. Robert Pearce gave the Invocation before members ate dinner, catered by Matt Kinney’s Bare Bones BBQ.
    Following dinner, the business meeting was called to order. Secretary-Treasurer Mark Bunnage read the notice of meeting, declared a quorum was present, and that business could be conducted. Anthony Vaughan led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance. Members approved the minutes from last year’s annual meeting and the financial reports. Members also granted permission for the board to select the delegates to the 2017 IAA Annual Meeting this December.
    Doug Anderson, Manager, presented his annual membership report and updated members on important projects the organization undertook this past year. He also recognized Pam Berkaw, Bookkeeper and Membership Secretary, for her 25 years of service with the organization.
    Other reports included an Ag in the Classroom update from Ryan Scott; a Young Leader Report from Matthew Byars; an Illinois Farm Bureau Report from Larry Miller; a state Young Leader Committee report from Kendall Browning, an update on COUNTRY Financial from Jim Hughes, and a report on Wabash Valley Service Company from Todd Neibel. Neibel presented Ryan Scott with a $500 donation to the Ag in the Classroom Program.
    Jason Simpson of rural Fairfield was the winner of the Young Leader Gun Raffle.  
    Members approved the acts and deeds of the Board of Directors for the previous year.
Members re-elected five directors for another 2-year term. Those re-elected include Mark Bunnage, Jim Rush, Frank Buchanan, David White, and Larry Reed.
    Following the meeting, the Board of Directors held a special meeting to elect their officers for the coming year. All current officers were re-elected… David White as President, Fred Blessing as Vice-President, Mark Bunnage as Secretary-Treasurer, and Randy Ellis as Assistant Secretary-Treasurer.
    For complete coverage on the 95th Annual Meeting, check out the April edition of the Wabash Valley Ag News and the organization’s Facebook page.  

Wayne County Farm Bureau  - Fairfield, IL
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Wayne County Farm Bureau President David White welcomes members to the 95th Annual Meeting of the Wayne County Farm Bureau. Around 150 members attended this year’s meeting.
Around 150 members and guests attended the 95th Annual Meeting of the Wayne County Farm Bureau.
Ryan Scott, Ag Literacy Coordinator for Wayne County, accepts a $500 donation from Todd Neibel, General Manager of Wabash Valley Service Company for the Wayne County Ag in the Classroom program.
Wayne County Farm Bureau Manager Doug Anderson recognized Pam Berkaw for 25 years of service at the annual meeting.
Wayne County Farm Bureau Directors – Seated, left to right: Larry Reed, Fred Blessing, David White, and Frank Buchanan. Standing, left to right: Robert Pearce, Mark Bunnage, Anthony Vaughan, Tim Chambliss, and Jim Rush. Not pictured: Randy Ellis.