GRAND RAPIDS – Carl Bednarski, a Tuscola County cash crop farmer, has been re-elected to continue serving as president of the Michigan Farm Bureau’s (MFB) board of directors. He was first elected to the position in 2014 as the organization’s 16th president.
The announcement Thursday, Nov. 29 at the MFB’s 99th annual meeting in Grand Rapids means Bednarski will serve as president for another two years. A Caro resident, Bednarski, his wife, Lisa, and three sons all grow corn, dry beans, sugar beets, soybeans and wheat.
“It's an honor to serve in this role and to represent agriculture and all of you and your interests,” Bednarski told delegates Thursday morning inside the Devos Performance Hall. “I will continue to try and do the best job I can.”
Newly elected board members include Adam Dietrich of Ottawa County representing the MFB Young Farmer Committee, and Sharon Kokx of Barry County representing the Promotion and Education Committee on the MFB board of directors.
Seven existing MFB board members were also re-elected to continue serving for an additional two-year term, including: