Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) recently announced that Barbara Rogers-Scharneck from Ward Hill has been re-appointed by American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall to its Promotion and Education (P&E) committee.
This national committee is focused on bridging the gap between farmers and consumers by providing tools and resources to other Farm Bureau members who are eager to help share agriculture’s story.
Her responsibilities and roles in the committee will continue to include surfacing, prioritizing and developing ideas for agricultural promotion and education; providing effective, practical tools for implementing grassroots projects; and increasing opportunities for training volunteers to be effective agricultural advocates.
Rogers-Scharneck is a fourth-generation farmer in eastern Massachusetts. On the farm, Rogers-Scharneck and her family raise replacement heifers and grow feed hay, silage, corn, strawberries, pumpkins, apples, butternut squash and carrots. They also have a You-Pick operation and offer school tours. The farm also includes a full-service garden center, where the family grows their own annuals and perennials.
She has been involved in Essex County Farm Bureau board of directors, the statewide P&E committee and recently was appointed to MFBF’s board of directors as her county representative. She also is involved in the Topsfield Fair and Soroptimist International. Rogers-Scharneck also actively volunteers in her children’s school events and fundraisers.
She holds associate’s and bachelor’s degrees and has completed several half-marathons.
She will be re-appointed in March 2021 during the AFBF’s FUSION conference. She will serve for another two-years until 2023.
The Massachusetts Farm Bureau is based in Marlborough.
At The Village Bank’s annual meeting, Joseph De Vito, the bank’s president and CEO, announced the promotion of employees to officer positions.
Reilly Cavanaugh, who has been with the bank since May 2019 as branch manager of the bank’s Newton Centre office, has been promoted to assistant treasurer. Prior to joining the bank, Cavanaugh held the position of assistant branch manager at Belmont Savings Bank in Newton. He is an advisory council member of the John M. Barry Boys and Girls Club of Newton and is active with the Newton Needham Chamber of Commerce. He holds a degree from the Isenberg School of Management, UMass Amherst.
Chad Donahue has been promoted to assistant treasurer. Donahue joined The Village Bank in August 2014, as a BSA/AML analyst. In addition to this promotion, he will begin a new role as senior risk analyst and security officer. Prior to joining the bank, he held the position of AML analyst-financial intelligence unit at both Citizens Bank and Sovereign Bank. He holds a degree in criminal justice from Westfield State University.
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