The leader of Arizona’s largest farm organization was recently re-elected to a two-year term.
Kevin Rogers, Arizona Farm Bureau Federation president, was re-elected in a unanimous vote of farm and ranch delegates at the organization's 90th annual meeting held last week.
Rogers, who along with his family farms 7,000 acres in the Phoenix-metro area, begins his fifth, two-year term as Farm Bureau president. He was first elected in 2003.
“It’s an honor and privilege to serve the farmers and ranchers - our entire membership - as president of the Arizona Farm Bureau,” Rogers said.
“Looking ahead to the next two years, the stakes for Arizona agriculture continue to be high on the state and national level,” Rogers said. “We’re facing high production costs despite high market prices for some of our agriculture commodities in addition to the Environmental Protection Agency wanting to impose burdensome regulation on us.”
Also re-elected during the Farm Bureau annual meeting was Tim Dunn as first vice-president serving his fifth, two-year term. Dunn is a Yuma, Ariz. wheat and specialty crop farmer.
Re-elected to a second, two-year term as second vice president is Stefanie Smallhouse, a partner with her husband in a diversified ranching operation in Reddington, Ariz.