Three farmer-members were elected to Harvest Land’s Board of Directors through a member election, and those results were announced earlier this week at our annual meeting. Only one of the three is a returning board member, while the other two replace retiring directors, Steve Hill and Lloyd Lee.
District 1: Doug Brumfield
Doug is 55 years old and resides in the Winchester, Indiana area. Doug and his wife,
Judy, have two children, Ben and Rachel. Doug has been farming for 25 years and farms 1,100 acres. Doug attended Union City Community High School and Purdue University,
graduating with a degree in Agriculture Economics. Doug is a graduate of CountryMark Management training and has 13 years grain merchandising experience.
District 2: Adam Schwering
Adam is 35 years old and has resided at his rural Rushville, Indiana address for eleven years. Adam and his wife, Jenna, have a daughter (7) and son (2). Adam has been farming for 15 years and farms 1,800 acres. He also operates a wean to finish barn in partnership with his brother. Adam graduated from Rushville Consolidated High School and went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University, majoring in Farm Management. We are excited to welcome Adam to the Board and look forward to the insight he’ll provide as a young farmer.
District 3: Tom Myers
Tom is 56 years old and has resided at his rural Miami County address for 36 years. He
and his wife, Alice, have two sons and one daughter, all of which are married, and also three grandchildren. Tom has been farming for 39 years and farms in Concord and Newton Townships of Miami County. Tom is a new addition to the board and we’re so pleased that he will represent such a strong part of our trade territory.
Harvest Land is very fortunate to have such outstanding farmer-members serve on our Board, representing all areas of our territory. We look forward to 2020 and the advancements we can make with such leadership.
By now you’ve hopefully read through our 2019 Annual Report which was delivered to our farmer-owners in December. The book catalogs the fiscal year, fall 2018 to summer 2019…what a year to write about!
Also in the Annual Report packet were biographies and voting ballets for each of our three districts. This is a big election year with two long-serving Directors retiring off the board.
Steve Hill, Greenfield, IN, and Lloyd Lee, Eldorado, OH have been tremendous assets to our Board of Directors. Their history with our board – and those co-op boards before Harvest Land – runs deep and they’ve been a part of many large and small decisions that have progressed our farmer-owned cooperative to where it is today. We’re proud to be associated with such men who are deeply devoted to their families, farms, and communities, and we’ll surely miss their insight and contributions to our cooperative.
We highly encourage you to read the biographies and vote for your district.
Also, this is your last call to buy tickets for our Annual Meeting! Our 2020 Annual Meeting will be held at the Wayne County Fairgrounds at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, January 21.
To assist us with meal planning, please purchase tickets ($5.00 each) no later than January 14 from any director or at any Harvest Land facility office. This $5.00 ensures your seat at the meeting.
Don’t forget: Ticket sales end on January 14 and
the event is at the Wayne County Fairgrounds at 6:30 on January 21.