Congressman Bishop welcomes new president, American Farm Bureau Federation

Published 8:10 pm Saturday, January 30, 2016

ALBANY — Earlier this week, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (Georgia, District 2), member of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies welcomed Vincent “Zippy” Duvall as the new president of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).
“While I am sorry that my good friend Bob Stallman is leaving after 16 successful years as president, I am thrilled that his excellent work will be continued by Zippy Duvall,” Bishop said. “It is important that we have the most knowledgeable and invested individuals working for rural America, and AFBF has chosen well with Zippy’s election. Zippy has been valuable to Georgia while serving on the AFB board of directors, the Greene County Board of Commissioners, and Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue’s Agricultural Advisory Committee. As a representative and asset to local farmers, I trust Zippy’s new leadership will continue the American Farm Bureau Federation’s mission of strengthening the lives of rural Americans and agricultural communities across America.”
Duvall is a poultry, cattle, and hay producer from Greene County, Georgia, and served as president of the Georgia Farm Bureau for nine years. He has held numerous leadership positions in Farm Bureau and his local community. He is the 12th president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. Duvall replaces Bob Stallman as the President of the American Farm Bureau Federation.
The Farm Bureau is an independent, non-governmental, non-partisan, non-sectarian voluntary organization governed by and representing farm and ranch families united for the purpose of analyzing their problems and formulating action to achieve educational improvement, economic opportunity and social advancement and, thereby, to promote the national well-being.