Kentucky Farm Bureau elects board members

Pulaski County farmer Mark Haney, who has served on Kentucky Farm Bureau's executive committee for 13 years, was re-elected president on Saturday, the last day of the organization's 92nd annual meeting.

Haney and his brother Don grow apples and peaches and raise beef cattle near Nancy.

Eddie Melton, chairman of the board of the Southern States Cooperative, of Webster County, was re-elected first vice-president. J. Fritz Giesecke of Hart County, who serves on the executive committee of the U.S. Meat Export Federation, was re-elected second vice-president.

Haney, Melton and Giesecke, along with Executive Vice President David S. Beck, make up the executive committee.

Mary Kate Kordes of Central City was elected as a new member of the board, as was Brandon Davis, the representative from the Kentucky Department of Education, and Brent Cornett of London, who chairs the Young Farmer Advisory Committee.

Kentucky Farm Bureau has more than 500,000 member families statewide. About 1,300 members attended the annual meeting.