Kron, Chism reelected to AFBF board at national convention
Jan 25, 2023, 11:25 AM
Kathleen M. Dutro, INFB Marketing Team
Indiana Farm Bureau was well represented at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 104th convention, held Jan. 6-11 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Nearly 5,000 people attended the event, which featured speakers, workshops, tours and networking opportunities, as well as chances to recognize individuals and states for their achievements.
- INFB President Randy Kron was reelected to the AFBF board of directors. Kron, who has been a member of the AFBF board since 2020, will represent the Midwest region on the board for the next two years. “As a member of the national board, I will continue to make sure the voices of Hoosier farmers as well as our neighboring farmers across the Midwest are heard,” Kron said. “AFBF brings together all aspects of agriculture, and I’m so fortunate to be part of unifying the industry.”
- Isabella Chism, INFB 2nd vice president, was unanimously reelected chair of the AFBF Women’s Leadership Committee. Previous to this role, Chism served as vice chair of the AFBF Women’s Leadership Committee. She has served as 2nd vice president of INFB for 16 years. Chism serves on the AFBF board of directors as well as the AFBF trade advisory committee.
- Rachel Hyde of Hamilton County reached the Final Four in the AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet. Hyde qualified for the contest by winning INFB’s Discussion Meet, held during the annual state convention in December. The Discussion Meet simulates a committee meeting in which active discussion and participation are expected.
- Johan and Déjanne de Groot of Huntington County, who were the winners of the INFB Young Farmers & Ag Professionals Achievement Award, competed for the AFBF YF&R Achievement Award. The award recognizes members for their farm management techniques and commitment to their communities.
- Carter and Abby Morgan of Vermillion County qualified for the top 10 in the AFBF YF&R Excellence in Agriculture Award, which recognizes young farmers or ag professionals who do not derive the majority of their income from an agricultural operation, but who actively contribute and grow through their involvement in agriculture, leadership ability and participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations. The Morgans had earlier won INFB’s Excellence in Agriculture Award.