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tullerWETHERSFIELD: Donald Tuller, co-owner of Tulmeadow Farm in West Simsbury and President of Connecticut Farm Bureau Association, Inc., was elected to represent 12 Northeast states on the Board of Directors of American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF)

“This is a great honor, but also an important responsibility,” says Tuller. “It has been at least 18 years since a Connecticut Farm Bureau President was elected to serve on the national board. The perspective of New England agriculture within the Northeast is something I really want to make heard. Our experience growing and marketing farm products here is different from the southeast, the Midwest and the far western states. It’s great to be a voice at the table.”

American Farm Bureau is a national federation of all state Farm Bureaus its press release says it “operates under non-partisan, grass roots governance. For the past hundred years all policies pursued by the organization are generated from individual members within county Farm Bureau organizations.”

Tulmeadow Farm is a 265-acre farm operation that includes greenhouse and field vegetable production, plus beef cattle, hay and grass silage bales, a CSA for subscribing customers, and a popular ice cream stand and farm store. Their ice cream is served at the Farm Store and distributed to retailers and restaurants around Connecticut. Don farms together with his cousin Buzz Tuller. Members of the Tuller family have been farming the land in West Simsbury, Connecticut continuously since 1768, almost 250 years so far.  For more information visit www.cfba.org.