Begins Fifth Term as NLPA Chairman
Springs, CO (Feb. 1, 2008) -- Jack
Hanson, a cattle rancher from Susanville, Calif., was re-elected
as the National Livestock Producers Association's Chairman of
the Board at NLPA's annual meeting held in Orlando, Fla., Jan.
21-22, 2008. Hanson, who represents Tri-State Livestock Credit
Corporation, Sacramento, Calif., on the NLPA board, said he was
looking forward to serving his fifth term as NLPA's Chairman.
“We have seen many changes in the
past five years but many things have stayed the same, such as
the struggles many agricultural associations are facing to remain
viable. NLPA has strong leadership through its board and a dedicated
staff who ensure our organization can face the challenge,”
Hanson said. “Paramount to my approach as Chairman is to
work with the board and staff to protect the integrity of our
organization,” Hanson said. “NLPA is steeped in history
and tradition and we continue to provide meaningful representation
to our members and our industry.”
Clyde Rutherford, who represents Empire Livestock in Syracuse,
N.Y., was elected to serve as NLPA's Vice Chairman. Other members
of the NLPA Executive Committee include: Chuck Adami, Equity Cooperative
Livestock Sales Assn., in Baraboo, Wis.; Darrell Ailshie, Tennessee
Livestock Producers, Columbia, Tenn.; Doug Hauser, National Livestock
Credit Corporation, in Oklahoma City, Okla.; and Sam Philips,
Producers Livestock Marketing Assn. in Omaha, Neb.
John Ferry of Corinne, Utah, was also appointed to represent Producers
Livestock Marketing Assn., N. Salt Lake, Utah.
The National Livestock Producers Association, founded in 1921,
is an organization of livestock marketing cooperatives and credit
corporations representing more than 215,000 livestock producers