CFB is pleased to announce Donald Shawcroft of Alamosa, Colorado has been elected President of the Colorado Farm Bureau at the organization’s 92nd Annual Meeting on Saturday, November 20th. Since 2000, members of Colorado Farm Bureau have known Shawcroft as Vice President to Alan Foutz who officially retired from the office on Saturday.
Don was nominated by State Representative-Elect, J. Paul Brown, and former CFB State Board member John Stroh.
Shawcroft is a fourth generation rancher who began his Colorado Farm Bureau career in the Young Farmers and Ranchers program. He has 20 years of experience as a member of the Farm Bureau Board of Directors, and a clear vision of what he hopes to help Colorado Farm Bureau accomplish in the coming years.
“The direction of Farm Bureau will continue to be guided by the policy as approved by voting delegates from each county,” he said. “In order for the state organization to be effective, we have to have effective and active county Farm Bureaus.
“I look for exciting and challenging times in the years ahead,” he said. “Legislative and congressional sessions will be difficult, but I look forward to many future successes for Colorado Farm Bureau.”
Before his State Board tenure began, Shawcroft was the CFB Young Farmer and Rancher Committee Chairman and winner of the 1983 State YF&R Discussion Meet. He has served as the Conejos County Farm Bureau President and Vice President and as the First Vice President of the Colorado Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company. Outside Farm Bureau Shawcroft has chaired the Colorado Agricultural Water Alliance and is a current board member of the Mountain States Legal Foundation.
Mr. Carlyle Currier, a cattle rancher from Molina and longtime CFB Board Member was elected as the organization’s Vice President. Mr. Currier had served as CFB Secretary since 2000. CFB also elected Hugh Sanburg of Eckert and Gary Hall of Elizabeth to fill two vacancies on the State Board of Directors.