Arizona Farm Bureau president Kevin Rogers, Mesa, Ariz., has been appointed to the executive committee of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), a six-member executive committee representing the largest voluntary agriculture organization in the United States.

Rogers is a cotton, hay, wheat, corn, and barley farmer in the Phoenix Valley, and is serving a two-year term representing the western region on AFBF’s Board of Directors.

“I am surprised and honored that AFBF President Bob Stallman announced he was appointing me, along with three others from their respective regions, to the executive committee,” Rogers said.

The AFBF executive committee is comprised of the president, vice president, and one member from each of the four agriculture regions in the country.

“This opportunity allows me to continue to serve and advocate for Arizona in a very influential place,” Rogers said. “For Arizona agriculture, I hope to make priorities of agriculture’s labor needs, animal welfare, finalizing the farm bill, and agriculture-centric transportation issues. Additionally, air quality will be important.”