The Washington Farm Bureau delegates re-elected their state leadership at the 97th Annual Meeting Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017.
Mike LaPlant from Ephrata, Wash., was re-elected as the state President for the Bureau. LaPlant has served as President since 2011, and is an alfalfa and timothy hay producer in the Columbia Basin. Before being elected as president, LaPlant served the organization as Vice President of Policy Development.
Aaron Golladay of Warden, Wash., was re-elected as the state Vice President of Legislative Affairs, a position he has held this position for seven years. Golladay and his family farm 4,000 acres of row crops throughout the Columbia Basin and also raise cattle.
Representing Kittitas County, Brad Haberman was re-elected as state Vice President of Policy Development. Haberman was first elected in 2016. Haberman is a fourth-generation farmer on the homestead his great grandfather helped establish in 1930.
The three officers will serve the organization for the coming year and will represent the more than 46,000 member-families across the state of Washington.