Zippy Duvall Elected Next President Of American Farm Bureau Federation

Zippy On The Farm Photo by Jon Richards
Zippy On The Farm
Photo by Jon Richards

Yesterday, Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall was elected to become the next president of the American Farm Bureau Federation at it’s 97th annual meeting in Orlando, FL.  From the Southern Farm Press:

“This election is not about policy. It’s about the style of leadership you want,”Duvall told the delegates. “I’m going to get up every day and work hard. We are the strength and the hope for this country and all around the world because we will provide the nourishment.

“There’s no human right more precious than the right to eat. We should be proud to be American agriculture,” he added.

Duvall will succeed outgoing AFBF President Bob Stallman from Texas who has served since 2000.  Agriculture is still a large component of our state’s economy (a $72 billion contributor according to statistics found from the Georgia Farm Bureau).  We wish President Duvall well and hope his leadership will lend to the growth of the agriculture industry.

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ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02), 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. 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,” said Congressman… Read more »


Zippy Duvall may be the greatest political name since Saxby Chambliss.