Vincent “Zippy” Duvall
American Farm Bureau Federation
Vincent “Zippy” Duvall
Vincent “Zippy” Duvall, a poultry, cattle and hay producer from Greene County, Georgia, is the 12th president of the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Duvall is a third generation dairy farmer who currently maintains a 300 head beef cow herd while producing quality hay to supply his needs. He and his wife Bonnie have also developed a poultry production operation, growing out over 750,000 broilers per year. Farming is a business, a lifestyle and a proud tradition for the Duvall family and it will undoubtedly be carried on for generations to come.
Duvall began his Farm Bureau journey in 1977 after his late father heard him complain about the price of milk and told him, “If you think the price of milk is not enough, or if you think the regulations are too tough, you’ve got to get outside your fencerows.”Throughout his time in the Farm Bureau, Duvall has been able to expand his leadership skills and influence others through opportunities to advocate for agriculture—from the Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmer Committee to the state board where he has served as Georgia Farm Bureau President for 9 years.
Duvall has held numerous leadership roles in the organization at the county, state and national level. As GFB president, Duvall also served on the AFBF Board of Directors, including roles on the Trade Advisory Committee, International Trade Mission and Finance Committee.
In addition to his Farm Bureau leadership, Duvall has served 35 years in community and public service roles. He is a past chairman of the Greene County Board of Commissioners and was on the Rayle EMC Board of Directors for 16 years. He also served on Governor Sonny Perdue’s Agricultural Advisory Committee. He was appointed in 2010 to the Georgia Development Authority and in 2012 to the Essential Economy Council Board of Directors. He has been chairman of the Piedmont Soil and Water Board and served on the Farmers Bank Board of Directors.
Duvall has also received various distinguished honors and recognitions including Georgia Agri-Leaders, Georgia Dairy Family of the Year, Georgia Distinguished Co-operator and Greene County Agri-business of the Year.
He and his wife, Bonnie have been married for 36 years, raised four children and now enjoy spending time with their three grandchildren. They attend New Hope Baptist Church in Greshamville, Georgia, where Duvall serves as a deacon.