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Kentucky Nominating Committee Election
Candidates running to join the Nominating Committee in Kentucky in 2023.
Anderson owns 500 acres with an additional 700 acres leased, and his operation includes cow/calves, and Katahdin ewes. Anderson serves on the Farm Credit Mid-America Advocate Council and has served on the Farm Credit Mid-America Nominating Committee. He serves as a director for the Clark County Farm Bureau.
Paul “Ben” Annis
Annis is a beef cattle farmer, farming with his family, and retired school principal. He owns 475 acres and leases 400 acres. He raises cattle on 75 acres and custom bales and sells hay. Annis served as an administrator in education for 13 years of which he was an agricultural teacher and science teacher. He previously served on the Farm Credit Mid-America Nominating Committee, Kentucky Educational Collaborative for State Agency Children’s IAG Board of Directors, as President of the State Agency Children School Administrators, as local Board Chairman for the Farm Services Agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and as a school leader for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Annis is a member of Masonic Lodge 272.
Mt Sterling, Kentucky
Bach farms on 900 owned and 2,100 leased acres, where he raises 300 beef cows, corn, soybeans, alfalfa, peach trees, and asparagus. He currently serves on the Bath County Farm Bureau and Kentucky Corn Growers Association Boards of Directors and is a member of the Owingsville First Church of God. He is a member of the Farm Credit Mid-America Advocate Council. Bach previously served on the University of Kentucky Ag Alumni Association and has served on the Farm Credit Mid-America Nominating Committee. He has an Animal Science Degree from the University of Kentucky and is a graduate of the Kentucky Agricultural Leadership Program.
Beeler is a full-time farmer who owns and operates a 20 cow/calf, 60 ewe, hay and pasture operation on 220 acres. He is retired from serving in various positions over 21 years with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy. Beeler is a member of the Farm Credit Mid-America Advocate Council, Kentucky Pork Producers Association, Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association, and Kentucky Sheep and Wool Producers Association and is general superintendent of North American International Livestock Exposition. He previously served on the Kentucky Milk Commission and Veterinarian Task Force and has served on the Farm Credit Mid-America Nominating Committee.
Gajdzik is a full-time farmer, along with her husband, raising corn, soybeans, and beef cattle with apple and peach orchards, vegetables, and an on-farm agritourism market. Gajdzik and her husband have two young children. She serves on the Farm Credit Mid-America Advocate Council and on the Traditional Bank Shelbyville Advisory Board. She also serves as Treasurer of the Kentucky State Horticulture Association and as Director on the Shelby County Farm Bureau Board of Directors. Gajdzik is a former Chair and member of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Generation Bridge Committee.
Mitchell is a full-time farmer who operates a 300 cow/calf operation, hay and finished beef sales and row crops on 325 owned and 500 leased acres. He also runs a lime spreading business. He previously served on his local Farm Credit Advisory Committee and the Farm Credit Mid-America Nominating Committee. Mitchell serves on the Board of Directors for the Fleming County Farm Bureau, Fleming County Cattlemen’s Association, Inc. and A Better Community Foundation. He is also Vice President of the Lions Club.
Alice Maze Porter
Porter owns 500 acres and leases an additional 100 acres. Her operation includes cow/calf pairs, retaining heifers from herd to breed and sale, backgrounding feeder calves, and raising hay. Porter worked at her local feed mill before transitioning into farming full-time. She previously served on her local Farm Credit Advisory Committee and has served on the Farm Credit Mid-America Nominating Committee. She is a member of the Farm Credit Mid-America Advocate Council.
Sanderfur runs a grain, beef, tobacco and poultry operation. He is also an insurance agent. He has served on the Farm Credit Mid-America Advocate Council and Ohio County Chamber and is a Director of the Kentucky Corn Growers Association, Ag Development Council and Extension Council. He also serves as Secretary of the Hartford-Beaver Dam Lions Club and Board Chairman for the No Creek Community Church.
Fred L. Sipes
Sipes runs a row crop operation raising soybeans, corn, wheat, burley tobacco and beef cattle (cow/ calf). He previously served on his local Farm Credit Advisory Committee and currently serves on the Farm Credit Mid-America Advocate Council. Sipes also serves as County President of Meade County Farm Bureau and on the Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board. He serves as a Director on the Meade County Conservation District Board and previously served as Director and President of the Kentucky Soybean Association.
Tucker runs a farming operation on 140 acres of owned and leased land where he raises beef cattle, dark tobacco, and hay and has a welding shop. Tucker, an agriculture teacher at Apollo High School, previously served as the regional chair and treasurer of the Kentucky Association of Ag Educators and as the Vice President of Daviess County Cattlemen. He is a moderator at Buck Creek Baptist Church and has served on the Farm Credit Mid-America Nominating Committee. He is a member of the Farm Credit Mid-America Advocate Council. He lives in McLean County with his wife, Jennifer, and their three children.