Huey elected to TFC board
He will serve a four-year term representing Zone 1, which covers West Tennessee and represents roughly a third of TFC’s statewide sales volume.
Voting delegates at TFC’s annual meeting recently at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville chose Huey to replace outgoing board chairman Ross Via of Bells, who was not eligible for re-election. Huey joins fellow Zone 1 directors Larry Paul Harris of Wildersville and Larry Rice of Covington.
As the youngest member of the nine-member TFC board, the 49-year-old Huey says he is looking forward to having the chance to make a difference for the farmers of Tennessee.
“I just want to do the best I can to take care of this cooperative system and the farmers across the state who own it and depend on it,” said Huey. “As a TFC director, I believe it is my responsibility to help make the decisions that will keep this Co-op around for the next generation.”
Currently serving as board president for Obion Farmers Cooperative, Huey farms with his brother, Daniel, on 5,000 acres, growing cotton, corn, soybeans and wheat.
Obion Farmers Cooperative, which has locations in Union City, Obion, Troy and Kenton, is one of TFC’s 60 member-owners across the state. These member Co-ops, with more than 70,000 patron-owners, are served through TFC’s manufacturing and distribution facilities at LaVergne in Middle Tennessee, Jackson in West Tennessee and Tenco near Maryville in East Tennessee.
Huey and his wife, Vicki, a pre-kindergarten teacher at Yorkville Elementary, have four children: Crystal, Samantha, Felicia and Dylan.
Published in The Messenger 12.24.07