Rush honored, IFB 100 year anniversary 
recognized at annual meeting

    The Wayne County Farm Bureau held its 94th Annual Meeting last month.  
David White, President of the Wayne County Farm Bureau, welcomed members to the meeting. Randy Ellis 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. Robert Pearce 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 2016 IAA Annual Meeting this December.
    Doug Anderson, Manager, presented his annual membership report, and discussed the urgent need to be a member of the Farm Bureau Agricultural Contact Team. He also discussed IFB’s 100 year anniversary, and presented a tribute video recognizing the milestone.
    Other reports included an Ag in the Classroom update from Ryan Smith; a Young Leader Report from Jamie Jones; an Illinois Farm Bureau Report from Larry Miller; and a report on Wabash Valley Service Company from Brent Ochs. Ochs presented Ryan Smith with a $500 donation to the Ag in the Classroom Program.
    David White recognized Matt Rush for his four years of service on the IFB State Young Leader Committee, and his achievement as chairman of the committee in 2015.
    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 Fred Blessing, Anthony Vaughan, Robert Pearce, Tim Chambliss, and Randy Ellis.
    Following the meeting, the Board of Directors held a special meeting to elect their officers for the coming year. David White was re-elected as President, Fred Blessing as Vice-President, Mark Bunnage as Secretary-Treasurer, and Randy Ellis as Assistant Secretary-Treasurer.
    Pictures of the meeting are posted to the organization’s Facebook page.

Wayne County Farm Bureau  - Fairfield, IL
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