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NFU elects new executive

Members of the National Farmers Union have voted to promote their vice-president to the ag organization’s top job.

Terry Boehm, who farms at Allan, Sask., about 55 km southeast of Saskatoon, was elected to the president’s post at the NFU’s annual meeting last week in Ottawa.

Boehm was challenged by Jean-Eudes Chiasson of Rogersville, N.B., president of the NFU in New Brunswick, to replace Stewart Wells, the Swift Current, Sask. farmer who led the NFU for eight years.

Dave Lewington of Lavigne, Ont., replaces Boehm as the NFU’s vice-president. Chiasson and Colleen Ross of Iroquois, Ont. both also ran for the VP post.

The NFU also voted at this convention to create a new position, second vice-president, to oversee the organization’s operations and finances. Lewington becomes first vice-president, while Don Mills of Granton, Ont. was acclaimed to the new second VP post.

Joan Brady of Dashwood, Ont., was acclaimed as NFU women’s president, while Kathleen Charpentier of Castor, Alta., was elected as NFU women’s vice-president.

Former NFU youth vice-president Kalissa Regier of Laird, Sask. was acclaimed as NFU youth president, while Cammie Harbottle of Tatamagouche, N.S. was acclaimed to replace Regier as NFU youth vice-president.

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