Jim Byrum (far right), president of MABA, makes remarks after a roast and tribute to his 25-year career. MABA staff (from left) are Tim Boring, vice president; Kara Boring, planning and member services manager; and Charla Scheidler, office and member engagement manager.
Jim Byrum and his wife, Dianne, accept a clock presented by Jim Doyle of King Milling Co. for his MABA service.
Bruce Sutherland (left), president of Michigan Agricultural Commodities, was part of the roast and tribute to Jim Byrum.
Several speakers, including Dwayne Ruthig of Caledonia Farmer Elevator, offered remarks remembering Jim Byrum’s 25-year career with MABA.
WHO YA GONNA CALL?
Randy Gordon of National Grain and Feed Association got the crowd roaring with a poster and the theme from "Ghostbusters," illustrating how he’s relied on Jim Byrum for his expertise and advice.
A MOP INCIDENT
As an intern at MABA, Allison Brink, now executive director of Michigan Allied Poultry Industries, recounted a certain incident that occurred with Jim Byrum and a flying mop.
Phil Schmiege (left) has been friends with Jim Byrum since he was a young man. He recounted some of those memories, as well as Byrum’s professional career, during a Sept. 14 reception.