A fifth-generation Chilton County farmer has been elected president of the Alabama Farmers Federation.
Officials Monday announced Jimmy Parnell, of Stanton, will serve a two-year term as president.
Officials say 48-year-old Parnell served on the organization's board of directors between 1999 and 2008, and was chairman of the group's Young Farmers Committee in 1997.
Parnell raises cattle and runs a timber business with his father and two younger brothers. He was named logger of the year by the Alabama Forestry Association in 2006.
Three people are vying to replace Jerry Newby as president of the Alabama Farmers Federation.
The Tuscaloosa News (http://bit.ly/V8Boze ) reports that state Rep. Richard Lindsey of Centre; Jimmy Parnell of Maplesville; and Ricky Wiggins of Covington County are candidates in the election.
The vote will be held Monday during the group's annual meeting in Montgomery.
The 65-year-old Newby announced earlier this year he wouldn't seek re-election. He served seven two-year terms.