Wayne County family farmer Lorenda Overman will serve a two-year term as Vice Chair of the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee. She was elected to the office during the organization’s annual meeting, held virtually Saturday, Jan. 9.
Overman had previously served as Southern Region representative to the committee and as Chair of the North Carolina Farm Bureau State Women’s Committee.
“We congratulate Lorenda on her election to the Vice Chair seat, and we know that her wisdom, experience and leadership skills will benefit all of agriculture and Farm Bureau,” said North Carolina Farm Bureau President Shawn Harding.
Overman said her priorities in office include expanding online meeting and training opportunities for Farm Bureau women across the country and helping more women feel comfortable advocating for agriculture.
“I appreciate having a national platform to help women find their leadership potential and develop their skills to strengthen agriculture in their areas,” Overman said.
Overman is the first North Carolina Farm Bureau woman to serve in a national leadership position. She and her husband, Harrell, own and operate Overman Farms, where they grow corn, wheat and soybeans and raise hogs. She is also Vice President of the North Carolina Pork Council and a member of the Wayne County Agricultural Board.