Prior to the 98th Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Meeting President Hank Combs announced his plans for retirement. Voting delegates at the Annual Meeting elected Lincoln county farmer, Bevan Lister to serve as President of the Nevada Farm Bureau.
“I am overjoyed to receive this opportunity and look forward to being able to serve the members of the Nevada Farm Bureau,” said Lister. “I know I have big shoes to fill, but I am confident in the knowledge I have gained working with Combs over the years and will continue to lead this organization to greatness.”
Lister has been the Vice President of the Nevada Farm Bureau since 2013. Prior to being the Nevada Farm Bureau Vice President he served as the Lincoln County Farm Bureau President. Lister is also a member of the Nevada Sagebrush Ecosystem Council, working to address sage-grouse conservation needs. Lister who farms near Pioche, Nevada, has also served on the Nevada Wildlife Commission board.
Voting delegates also voted to elect Lyon county farmer Darrell Pursel to the position of Vice President. Pursel has served several years as President of the Lyon County Farm Bureau.
Pursel a Yerington area producer, has been active in Farm Bureau roles and represented Nevada Farm Bureau on several committees including: The National
Farm Bureau Water Advisory Committee and Nevada’s Predator and Rodent Control Committee.
Pursel’s father, Mel had strong ties to Farm Bureau as well, something that Pursel noted in his acceptance speech.