Todd Hays, a farmer from Monroe City, was re-elected to a two-year term as vice president of the Missouri Farm Bureau Federation during the organization's 97th annual meeting Dec. 6 at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Hays was elected vice president in 2010 to fill the position vacated by Blake Hurst of Westboro, who was elected president of the organization. Hays served on the board of director's 2nd district seat in northeast Missouri. Before serving on the board for six years, Hays was appointed MFB Young Farmer and Rancher chairman in 2003, serving in an advisory capacity on the board for one year.
Hays is a fifth-generation farmer. Together with his wife, Rosanne, they operate a diversified farm in partnership with Rosanne's father and her brother. Hays is currently involved in row crop farming and a swine farrow-to-finish enterprise.
The Marion County Farm Bureau member is a county board member and has served as county vice president and county YF&R chairman. At the state level, he serves on Farm Bureau's resolutions committee. Community involvement includes the Knights of Columbus and Monroe City Agri-leaders. Hays has been a member of the Monroe City R-1 school board for 11 years and is serving a fourth term. He is also an active member of the Missouri Pork Producers Association.
In 2004, Hays was named a FFA Honorary Chapter Farmer. In 1997, he was the Missouri Outstanding Young Farmer and in 1984 received the FFA State Farmer Degree.
Todd and Roseanne have two children, Donnie, age 20, and Juliana, age 16. Donnie is a sophomore at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville and Juliana is a sophomore at Monroe R-I High School. The family is a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church.
Source: Missouri Farm Bureau