Farm Bureau celebrates 100 years

From left to right: Jay Peiffer, Patty Grover, Will Luers, Nathan Fritchen, Scott Leathers, David Jones, Debbie Hinnah, Ryan Vogel, Tom Grove, Dave Klein, Sarah Betty, AJ Neff, Ryan Baker and Jeff Hinnah.  

            Keokuk County Farm Bureau welcomed its centennial year during its annual meeting on Tuesday, August 29 with members, guests and special guest speaker.

            More than 120 people attended the meeting, which began with a meal for all and friendly conservation between neighbors and friends. After everyone had their fill, President Ryan Vogel officially announced that Keokuk County Farm Bureau would hit 100 years old on Decemeber 15 of this year, a year older than the Iowa Farm Bureau itself.

            “Our centennial shows the strength of our organizations and its members,” Vogel said. “Despite everything it has been through during the past 100 years, Keokuk County Farm Bureau has been there for farmers and our community. It’s great to see so many people out to support us on this special day.”

            This year’s guest speaker was Tim Niess, Iowa Farm Bureau Field Service Manager and the Chairman of the Centennial Committee. Funny enough, Iowa Farm Bureau itself is one year shy of its 100 years, and Niess has been tasked with digging up the history of the organization. 

Please view the September 6 edition of The News-Review for the full story.