CFBA Board of Directors

2019 Board of Directors

President

Don Tuller
Hartford County


First Vice President

Paul Larson
Windham County


2nd Vice President

Melissa Dziurgot
Middlesex County


Treasurer/Secretary

Keith Bishop
New Haven County


Candace Benyei, Fairfield County
Wayne Budney, New London County
Mark Fonicello, Tolland County
Ray Holden, New Haven County
Frank Lutwinas, Hartford County
Laura Marek, Litchfield County
Rich Martin, Middlesex County
Kies Orr, Windham County

Young Farmer Committee Chair – Kies Orr, Windham County
Women’s Committee Chair – Debbi Tanner, Windham County

About the President

Don Tuller is a seventh generation farmer and an owner and operator of Tulmeadow Farm, a 265-acre farm in West Simsbury. Tulmeadow Farm produces field and greenhouse vegetables, hay and beef, manufactures ice cream, and operates a farm store.
Don currently serves as a Board of Directors member of the American Farm Bureau Federation. For more than twenty years, he served in Connecticut Farm Bureau leadership capacities; at the state level as First Vice-President, Second Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary, as well as a member of the Connecticut Farm Bureau Board of Directors and Chair of the Young Farmer Committee. At the County level, Don has served as Director of Hartford County Farm Bureau, Policy Development Chair and Legislative Chair.
Don has served as Town Meeting Moderator for the Town of Simsbury. He service to the town has also included volunteering as a member and Chair of the Simsbury Conservation Commission, a member of the Simsbury Land Trust and a volunteer firefighter. He graduated from UCONN, College of Ag & Natural Resources with a B.S. in Animal Science.