Many commodity groups hold their annual meetings this time of year. In addition to providing industry updates, the groups also hold their business meetings. The N.C. Soybean Producers Association and the N.C. Pork Council recently elected their officers and directors.
For the N.C. Soybean Producers Association, Jeff Peed of Aurora was elected president for 2015, John Fleming of Scotland Neck was elected vice president, Jeff Tyson of Nashville will serve as secretary and Bernard Lennon of Evergreen will serve as treasurer.
The group also elected its directors, who serve three-year terms. Following are directors and the counties they serve:
- Greg Manning of Nashville representing Edgecombe, Halifax and Nash counties;
- Reggie Strickland of Mount Olive representing Duplin County;
- Philip Sloop of Mount Ulla representing Alexander, Catawba, Cleveland, Davie, Davidson, Iredell, Lincoln, Randolph and Rowan counties;
- Logan Watson of Monroe representing Gaston, Mecklenburg and Union counties;
- Jason Starnes of Salisbury representing Alexander, Catawba, Cleveland, Davie, Davidson, Iredell, Lincoln, Randolph and Rowan counties;
- Ryan Kennedy of Hope Mills representing Cumberland and Harnett counties;
- Sydney Edwards Dunn of Edenton representing Johnston County;
- David Heath of Dover representing Carteret, Craven, Jones, Onslow and Pamlico counties;
- Michael McPherson of Mebane representing Alamance, Caswell, Durham, Forsyth, Granville, Orange, Person, Rockingham and Stokes counties;
- Ryan Cahoon of Fairfield representing Bertie, Chowan, Dare, Tyrell and Washington counties;
- Wesley Johnson of Dobson representing Surry County and 24 other western counties.
The N.C. Pork Council recently announced its new directors, serving three-year terms. They are:
- District 1: Eddie Johnson of Elkin;
- District 2: Robin Lackey of Hurdle Mills;
- District 6: Jim Lynch of Goldsboro and Dennis Waller of Mount Olive;
- District 7: Brian Kennedy of Duplin County, Louis Howard of Kenansville and Stephen Williamson Jr. of Kenansville;
- Associate: Gene Nemechek of Wilson.
Additionally, Lorenda Overman was elected to serve a two-year term on the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee.
Compiled from information provided by the N.C. Soybean Producers Association and the N.C. Pork Council.