Harbour Main farmer new head of federation
Local agriculture producers elected Eugene Legge as their new president at the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Agriculture AGM in Gander March 11-12.
Legge is a chicken farmer based in Harbour Main and has been involved in the agriculture industry since 1966. He takes over the position from outgoing president Merv Wiseman.
“I look forward to taking on the challenge and embracing the opportunities in this growing industry,” Legge said before thanking the members for their support.
“I eagerly anticipate providing them with a strong voice for the industry that has become synonymous with our organization.”
The annual AGM and seminar entitled Keeping Good Things Growing! drew about 100 delegates and provided an opportunity for farmers, government personnel, guest presenters and federation representatives to network.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Agriculture is an organization, which represents farmers and farmer groups in the province. They feel that by sharing information and speaking with a united voice, farmers can work more effectively for the betterment of the agriculture industry and for the improvement of the province as a whole.
The agriculture industry provides approximately 6,200 jobs in the province and has primary and a value-added production worth over $500 million.