NEW JERSEY FARM BUREAU ELECTS OFFICERS FOR TWO-YEAR TERM

November 24, 2014

(TRENTON, NJ) ― New Jersey Farm Bureau current president, Ryck Suydam has been re-elected to serve another two-year term as president. The unanimous vote was cast by membership delegates at the 96th annual Farm Bureau Meeting in Princeton, November 17-18, 2014. Suydam owns and operates the 300-acre Suydam Farms, LLC, in Franklin Township, Somerset County, producing hay, straw, pumpkins, cut flowers, herbs, pigs, eggs and Christmas trees. He also is a partner in Suydam Insurance Agency.

Meeting delegates also unanimously re-elected Steve Jany second vice-president for a second two-year term. Jany is a partner in Rustin Farms, a grain and Christmas tree operation in Princeton Junction, Mercer County. He is also a member of the Mercer County Board of Agriculture.

“Steve and I have worked well together for the past two years,” says Suydam. “We had a strong agenda, reflecting the changing agricultural landscape. We’ve accomplished many agenda items, and I look forward to moving forward with the rest. The farming industry continues to change, with new technologies, new methods, even new crops. I encourage all Farm Bureau members to work even more closely with their county Boards of Agriculture and with Farm Bureau to implement changes that will keep our industry in the forefront of state and regional agriculture.”

The New Jersey Farm Bureau is a non-profit member organization of 11,000+ farmers and farm-related individuals within the Garden State. It is the only organization solely dedicated to representing the grass- roots interests and directives of its members in educating all levels of government and the public on the farm community’s policies and positions. The Farm Bureau also takes a lead in seeking out initiatives, activities and ventures to enhance the profitability of producer members and ensure the viability of farming in New Jersey – Because Agriculture Matters.

For more news on the Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, go to the website www.njfb.org

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