The organization’s past presidents are Francis Snodgrass (seated from left), 1968-75; Harold Steele, 1961-67; and Phillip Naffziger, 1981-85. Standing in the back row are Gail Edlefson (from left), 1997-98; Alan Dale, 1986-91; Rob Sharkey, 2003-10; and Bill Naffziger, 2011-present. Other past presidents include David Flaherty (not present), 1999-2002; J. Steven Barlow (deceased), 1991-96; and DeWayne Calvert (deceased), 1976-80.
(BCR photo/Becky Kramer)
Illinois State Rep. Frank Mautino addresses the crowd at the event.
Celebrating its 100th year, the Bureau County Farm Bureau’s annual meeting on Thursday evening seemed like an opportune time to honor the organization’s past presidents.