Tennessee Farm Bureau President announces retirement


Tennessee Farm Bureau President announces retirement

Jeff Aiken stands next to a tobacco barn on his farm in Telford, Tennessee. Photo Credit: TFBF

Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation members will elect a new President at their annual meeting in December as current President Jeff Aiken has announced his retirement.

Aiken will return to his family’s farm in Telford, TN where he is the third generation to raise beef cattle, hay, corn, and tobacco with his wife and two brothers.

Aiken first became involved with TFBF as the Young Farmers and Ranchers Chairman in 1992. He and his wife were named Tennessee Yong Farmers of the Year in 1993. He was elected to the state board in 1998, followed by his service as Vice President beginning in 2012 before becoming the organization’s 8th President in 2015.

Federation representatives say the organization has thrived under Aiken’s leadership, growing by more than 35,000 family members to a record 680,000.

A new president will be elected to a two-year term at the 100th annual meeting in Franklin December 5-7.