Sampson County farmer Jay Sullivan was recently elected president of the Corn Growers Association of North Carolina at a Board of Directors meeting.
The meeting was held in conjunction with the Joint Commodities Conference of Corn, Cotton, Small Grains and Soybean Producers at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Raleigh.
Sullivan has served the past two years as vice president of the association. While serving in this capacity, he was chairman of the Research and Extension Committee which is on of the most active committee of the association.
Sullivan started farming with his father over 30 years ago and is now in partnership with his son, Jarman. They grow over 1,000 acres of corn, soybeans, wheat and flue cured tobacco. They also have a large swine operation.
He is very active in the community and has served on the Cape Fear Farm Credit Advisory Board in Clinton, the Southern Agriculture Leadership Alumni and the Piney Grove Volunteer Fire Department.
Sullivan and his wife, Kim, are very active in the Smith Chapel United Methodist Church.