FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 21, 2014
John Stuhlmiller, Chief Executive Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org, (360) 870-6017
Washington Farm Bureau Elects Officers to Serve in 2015
YAKIMA, Wash. – Delegates to the 95th Annual Meeting of Washington Farm Bureau gathered this week to adopt policy that will direct the state’s largest general farm organization in 2015.
Delegates also re-elected for 2015 the three officers who served in 2014.
Mike LaPlant, a hay farmer from Grant County, was re-elected WFB President for a fourth term. Prior to his election as state President in 2011, LaPlant served as Second Vice President for Policy Development for three years.
“I’m honored by this reaffirmation of our grassroots leaders,” said WFB President Mike LaPlant.
Aaron Golladay, a diversified farmer from Grant County, was re-elected for his fifth term as First Vice President for Legislation. Before his election to First Vice President, Golladay served as a member of the Washington Farm Bureau state board as a Grant Country representative. He also serves on the WFB PAC Board of Trustees. To maintain a state of constant readiness, he moonlights as a volunteer firefighter.
Steve Cooper, a diversified farmer from Franklin County, was re-elected to his fourth term as Second Vice President for Policy Development. Prior to his current role, Cooper served as a member of the Washington Farm Bureau board and as a member of the executive board, representing District 5, which includes Benton, Franklin, Whitman, Spokane, Columbia, Garfield, Asotin, and Walla Walla counties. Cooper also serves on the Washington Farm Bureau Health Care Trust.
More than 200 members and a total of 176 voting delegates, representing all 25 county Farm Bureaus, attended the 95th Annual Meeting of Washington Farm Bureau, held at the Convention Center in Yakima.