American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall visited Nourse Farms for a tour on Thursday, August 4, 2016, as one of five farms he selected to visit across the Commonwealth. President Duvall was newly elected to the position at the January 2016 annual meeting.
Accompanying President Duvall was Massachusetts Farm Bureau President Ed Davidian from Northborough, Franklin County President Lenny Roberts, Hampden County President Leon Ripley and Hampshire County President Paul Jekanowski. Mass Farm Bureau staff members Executive Director Doug Gillespie and Deputy Executive Director Brad Mitchell were also in attendance. President Duvall was touring Massachusetts farms to learn about Northeast Agriculture. President Duvall operates a poultry broiler back home in Georgia with a farming background that includes dairy, beef and 750,000 broilers a year.