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Oct 022013
 

By Naomi Hatch
Gerald Flake was recently elected president of the Navajo County Farm Bureau. He served as president twice before and from 2006-09, was second vice president for Arizona State Farm Bureau.
Farm Bureau began in 1919, and is an independent, volunteer organization that is governed and represented by ranch families united for the purpose of analyzing their problems and formulating an action to “achieve educational improvement, economic opportunity and social advancement and, thereby, to promote the national well-being,” according to the organization’s the website.
Flake noted that during the county fair, Navajo County Farm Bureau donated funds to all the kids that had 4-H animals that were fed and bred in Navajo County.
They are working on a statewide water policy and to eliminate trichomonasis in cows, which is venereal disease of cattle and causes abortions. “This is prevalent in Navajo County right now,” said Flake.
He noted that the county organization, along with the Navajo County Cattlemen’s Association, is working toward getting regulations in effect throughout the state that every bull be tested annually.
Flake and other Navajo County Farm Bureau members will be attending the state convention in November.

Photo by Naomi Hatch Gerald Flake was recently elected president of the Navajo County Farm Bureau, and is working on projects to benefit the ranchers of the county.

Photo by Naomi Hatch
Gerald Flake was recently elected president of the Navajo County Farm Bureau, and is working on projects to benefit the ranchers of the county.