New Officers Elected

Van Buren County Farm Bureau Federation, the local non-profit organization which represents agriculture, recently elected new officers for their board of directors. Andy Andregg, a retired Navy veteran and lifelong cattleman was elected president of the organization. He has devoted his life to advancing the importance of agriculture within our county and state. He is a past president of the Van Buren County Cattlemen’s Association. Both he and his wife Shirley have been active volunteers of Van Buren County Farm Bureau for many years. Andy served as vice president of the board for the past fifteen years and will replace retiring president, Leon Wilson. Shirley supports the Van Buren County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee in numerous agri related programs throughout the county. Mitch Fry, the new vice president, owns cattle farms in both Van Buren and Faulkner County. He retired from the Little Rock fire department last year and devotes his time to his cattle operations. His wife Carol practices medicine in Conway. Mitch has served as the board’s legislative chairman for the past few years. Jimmy Brown, will serve another year as Secretary/Treasurer. He often states that he found paradise when he bought his tree farm in the northern part of Van Buren County nineteen years ago. A retiree from Dow Chemical in Texas, he brings to the board a unique understanding of environmental issues. His wife, Sheila has volunteered her talents to the VBC Farm Bureau Women’s committee since 2001, participating in agriculture related programs in our local schools.

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