Farm Progress is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Serving: East
Shawn_Harding_Larry_Wooten.JPG North Carolina Farm Bureau
North Carolina Farm Bureau President Shawn Harding, left, and former North Carolina Farm Bureau President Larry Wooten.

Shawn Harding elected North Carolina Farm Bureau president

Shawn Harding, a farmer in Beaufort County, was formerly Beaufort County Farm Bureau President and chairman of the North Carolina Farm Bureau Resolutions Committee.

552 voting delegates have elected Shawn Harding, a farmer from Beaufort County, as the new President of North Carolina Farm Bureau. The election took place Dec. 10  during NCFB’s 84th Annual Meeting at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center, Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons.

Harding was formerly Beaufort County Farm Bureau president and chairman of the North Carolina Farm Bureau Resolutions Committee. He also previously served on the North Carolina Farm Bureau Board of Directors and as a member of various state advisory committees. For the last year, he has been employed as a public policy director for the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation.

“The opportunity to lead North Carolina Farm Bureau is the only thing that could make me leave the farm, and it’s an honor to be chosen by my peers to serve as president,” Harding said.

With his election, Harding becomes president of the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation, North Carolina Farm Bureau Insurance Companies and all affiliated corporations.  Harding was born and raised in rural eastern North Carolina and farmed tobacco with his brother until the late 1990s, when they transitioned to fruits and vegetables. Harding and his wife, Tracey, have three adult children and two grandchildren.

Harding succeeds Larry Wooten, who held the position since his first election in 1999. Harding is the organization’s 12th president since North Carolina Farm Bureau was founded in 1936.

TAGS: Regulatory
Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish