John Bell, a rancher near Weed, New Mexico, was recently named as the Volunteer of the Year by the state’s largest agricultural organization at the 98th annual meeting of the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau.
Bell has spent hours working diligently to make the public aware of problems and concerns involving water rights and has organized multiple local and regional educational seminars to promote agriculture.
“Volunteers are a vital part of agricultural advocacy. They organize meetings, spread awareness of the importance of ag, and involve law makers in agricultural issues,” said Chad Smith, CEO of New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau. “John has actively represented the Otero County agricultural community through his activities and we appreciate his efforts.”