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By Staff | Feb 14, 2020

ABF elects Gunter 2020 president

During its annual membership business meeting in Schaumburg, Ill., on Jan. 10, the American Beekeeping Federation (ABF) elected its 2020 officers, which are as follows:

– President: Joan Gunter, Gunter Honey Farm, one year term

– Vice President: Dan Winter, Winter Apiaries, one year term

“I am honored to serve as ABF president,” said Gunter. “I look forward to continuing the work of the ABF Board of Directors and committees to boost the success of our members and promote the beekeeping industry nationwide.”

Those also serving on the ABF Board of Directors in 2020 include Jim Belli, Dennis Langlois, Katie Lee, Tim May (past president), Jay Miller, Warren Nelson, Brian Nilson, Kent Pegorsch, Philip Russell, Debbie Seib, Blake Shook, Patty Sundberg, Jonathan Walker, Tim Wilbanks and Amanda Wooten.

About the American

Beekeeping Federation

For more than 75 years, the American Beekeeping Federation has been working in the interest of all beekeepers, large and small, and those associated with the beekeeping industry to ensure the future of the honeybee. Today, there are many challenges facing the industry that are endangering the very existence of nature’s most valuable insect. From disease to shrinking habitat, to detrimental legislation, to new science that is modifying nectar sources in ways we have to fully understand; beekeepers rely on the ABF for the education they need to succeed in the business of keeping bees in today’s competitive world. For more information, visit www.abfnet.org or call 404-760-2875.

The Journey to meet Feb. 19

The next meeting of The Journey-a local cancer support group-will be held Wednesday, Feb. 19.

The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. that night at the Tom & Lynda Childress residence (1109 7th Ave SE, Rugby).

Cathy Jelsing, Good Samaritan Health Services Foundation director, will share information on the Heart of America Medical Center’s Cancer Patient Care Fund and other assistance available to cancer patients in the Rugby area.

– Tribune Staff Report

Axtman, Walker named top 5 producers

North Dakota Farmers Union Insurance-based in Jamestown-announced that Zach Axtman and Christopher Walker, both of Rugby, were top five producers of New Supplemental Insurance Sales for the month of December 2019.

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