Farm Bureau president won't seek re-election

American Farm Bureau Federation President to end term in January
American Farm Bureau Federation President to end term in January | Courtesy of

Bob Stallman, who has served as the president of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) for the past 16 years, does not intend to seek re-election for 2016.

Established 97 years ago, the AFBF is the most influential general farm organization and Stallman was the 11th president of the organization.

“It has been a tremendous honor to serve the nation’s Farm Bureau members and represent agriculture and rural America,” Stallman said. “After 16 years as AFBF president, six as Texas Farm Bureau president and several more in other Farm Bureau roles, it is time to hand over the reins of leadership — a decision that is made easier by knowing the great leadership and foundation that exist to continue moving Farm Bureau forward. I am as optimistic as ever about the future of American agriculture and Farm Bureau.

“On the wall of the AFBF office is a quote by President Thomas Jefferson: ‘Agriculture is our wisest pursuit because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals and happiness',” Stallman said. “I couldn’t agree more, and I would add that a most rewarding pursuit is working for the men and women who make up American agriculture. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to do so.”

Stallman said that while the presidential gavel will change hands, what defines Farm Bureau will remain the same: its grassroots strength and its commitment to strengthening America’s agricultural and rural communities.

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