Barry Bushue reelected as Oregon Farm Bureau President
By Oregon Farm Bureau
Barry Bushue was reelected to a sixth two-year term as president of Oregon Farm Bureau during the organization’s recent 77th State Convention in Hood River. Bushue runs a family nursery, berry, and flowering basket operation near Boring.
“I thank you for your trust and confidence that I will continue to do good work on behalf of Farm Bureau,” said Bushue in his acceptance speech. “I believe in and am proud of our grassroots process and am passionate about enacting public policy that protects Oregon’s family farmers and ranchers. Through Farm Bureau we secure progress for agriculture that we could never accomplish alone.”
Bushue is also Vice President of the American Farm Bureau Federation and will serve in this capacity at the AFBF 91st Annual Meeting in Seattle, Jan. 10-13, 2010.
Elected to her first two-year term as OFB 2nd Vice President was Peggy Browne of Baker County Farm Bureau. As OFB 2nd Vice President, Browne will focus on national legislative activities for the organization. She operates a family cattle ranch in North Powder.
Roberta Valladao of Klamath-Lake County Farm Bureau was elected to a two-year term as chair of the OFB Women’s Advisory Council. As WAC Chair, Valladao becomes the OFB 4th Vice President. She runs a cattle ranch with her family in Bly.
Mike Hathaway was elected to a one-year term as chair of the OFB Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee. In this position, he also serves on the OFB Board of Directors. Hathaway is a member of Benton County Farm Bureau and raises grass seed, sweet corn, and hazelnuts on a family farm in Corvallis.
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