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Wood County Farm Bureau members attend state meeting

The Wood County Farm Bureau’s delegation to the 100th annual West Virginia Farm Bureau meeting included; back row from left, Mark Young, Ralph Blair and Bruce McGlothlin, and, front row from left, Shelia Young, Becky Powell, Janet Wigal and Roger Wigal. (Photo Provided)

FLATWOODS — More than 300 members and friends of the West Virginia Farm Bureau gathered Nov. 8-10 at the Days Inn & Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Flatwoods for the group’s 100th annual meeting.

The Wood County Farm Bureau delegation included Ralph Blair, Becky Powell, Bruce McGlothlin, Shelia Young, Mark Young, Janet Wigal and Roger Wigal.

The annual meeting includes the review of current policies and the addition of new policies by the voting delegates. The policies adopted originate at the grassroots level and define the organization’s position on a variety of concerns, including taxes, highways and other public issues.

Elections for state leadership positions were held on the last day of the meeting. Charles Wilfong of Pocahontas County was chosen to serve as president, with Woody Ireland of Ritchie County to serve as vice president.

Region 6 — which includes Wood, Calhoun, Pleasants, Ritchie and Wirt counties — chose Blair and Ireland to serve on the Bureau’s Board of Directors.

The Women’s Leadership Committee voting delegates — including Powell, Shelia Young and Janet Wigal — selected Pam Hessler from Morgan County as chairwoman. Danielle Grant, from Putnam County, will serve as the chair of the Young Farmer Committee. Both will serve on the Bureau’s Board of Directors.

Wood County Farm Bureau was recognized for first place Women’s Leadership Committee, first place Safety, first place Safety Scrap Book and second place Safety Poster (over 60).

More information about this event or how to join the Wood County Farm Bureau is available by contacting Janet Wigal at 304-863-8361.

The West Virginia Farm Bureau was founded in 1919 to provide leadership, education, information, training and economic services to county Farm Bureaus to enhance the quality of life for its membership.

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