We wanted our 500th ZimmCast to be something special so we felt it appropriate to spotlight the new president of the American Farm Bureau Federation who has a name that is sure to be unforgettable – Zippy Duvall of Georgia. Yes, Zippy is a nickname, one that Duvall has had from infancy, although he is proud that he has two namesakes that share his given name Vincent, which they do use. He and his wife, Bonnie, have four children – Vince, Corrie, Zeb and Zellie. Gotta love the whole Z thing they have going there!
Duvall, who served as president of Georgia Farm Bureau for nine years, was elected as AFBF’s 12th president at the organization’s 97th annual convention in Tampa. He is a poultry, cattle and hay producer and has been a Farm Bureau member since 1977. He loves farming, his family and his faith and he is very serious about the future of agriculture. I caught up with him on his first full day in the AFBF Washington DC office this week, getting right into the swing of things with ZEST!
We are pleased to welcome Zippy Duvall as the new president of AFBF and look forward to seeing him often in the years to come down the AgriBlogging highway.
Listen to this week’s Zippy ZimmCast here: ZimmCast with new AFBF president Zippy Duvall