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Farm Credit of the Virginias will hold its 2020 Annual Meeting in September. Access the Annual Meeting Information Statement and related information here.

Board of Directors

Customer-owners, Chosen by Farm Credit Members

At Farm Credit, you’ve got a say in who leads our organization. Get acquainted with current members of our Board of Directors below.

Access Organization Charters & Bylaws

Farm Credit bylaws keep committee members working in your best interest. Access overseeing documents below.

What is an outside director? Our elected directors appoint two outside directors who bring expertise and insight to our association.

2020 Annual Stockholders Meeting

Farm Credit of the Virginias will hold its 2020 Annual Meeting in September. Access the Annual Meeting Information Statement and related information here.

Chairperson
Donna M. Brooke-Alt
President & Owner, Brookedale Farms
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Donna M. Brooke-Alt, Chairperson, is owner/operator and president of Brookedale Farms, LLC that is a greenhouse, event building and Agri-tainment operation.  She serves on the Mineral County FSA Board and the Mineral County Family Resource Network Board. Ms. Brooke-Alt also serves on the Potomac State College Ag Advisory Committee, the Potomac State College Gerstell Ag Development Award Committee and treasurer of Mineral County 4-H/FFA Livestock Association.

Vice Chairman
Donald W. Reese
Partner, Reese's Farm Fresh Produce
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Donald W. Reese, Vice Chairperson, is a partner in Reese's Farm Fresh Produce, a retail produce operation in Halifax County, VA.  Mr. Reese also teaches agriculture at Halifax County High School.

Board Member
Ronald L. Bennett
Dairy Farm Operator
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Ronald L. Bennett operates a dairy farm. Mr. Bennett serves on the Alleghany County Farm Bureau Board and on the Virginia Farm Bureau Dairy Advisory Board.

Board Member
David W. (Wayne) Campbell
Beef Cattle Farm Operator
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David W. Campbell operates a beef cattle farm consisting of commercial cow-calf and seed stock Herefords and stockers. He is a retired manager for Southern States Cooperative. Mr. Campbell is a Washington County Service Authority board member, serves on the Executive Committee as VP Policy and Industry Affairs for the Virginia Cattlemen’s Association, the Virginia Cattlemen’s Association Policy and Industry Advocacy Board, Abingdon Feeder Calf Board, Smyth/Washington Cattlemen’s Association Board, Southwest Virginia Agricultural Association Board, and the NCBA Animal Welfare Committee.

Board Member
Robert M. (Bob) Chambers, Jr.
Owner & Operator, Brooke Farms
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Robert M. Chambers, Jr., holds an interest in Brooke Farms LLC and Liberty Equipment Repair, Inc.  Brooke Farms LLC consists of crops and beef cows.  Mr. Chambers owns and operates CCB Napa Auto and Truck Parts.  He is a board member of the Fredericksburg Southern States Petroleum and Orange Madison Cooperative.

Board Member
Kevin C. Craun
Dairy Farm Owner & Operator
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Kevin C. Craun owns and operates, with his brother, a 900-acre operation supporting 190 dairy cows, 100 cow/calf pairs and dairy steers.  Mr. Craun is a director and chairman of the Shenandoah Valley Soil and Water Conservation District, and a member of the Rockingham County Agriculture Stewardship Committee.  Mr. Craun serves as a commissioner of the Virginia State Milk Commission.

Board Member
Charles B. Leech IV
Owner & Operator, Ingleside Dairy Farm
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Charles B. Leech, IV, is an owner/operator of the family’s dairy farm, Ingleside Dairy Farm, Inc. Mr. Leech serves as a director on the Rockbridge Farmers’ Cooperative Board and a director of Virginia State Dairymen’s Association.

Board Member
Charles E. (Chuck) Horn, Jr.
Owner & Operator, Delta Springs, LLC
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Charles E. Horn, Jr. owns and operates Delta Springs LLC, a poultry and replacement dairy heifer farm in Mt. Solon, VA. Mr. Horn currently serves on the Valley Conservation Council board of directors, and has been a member of the North River Ruritan Club for 30 years, currently serving as treasurer.

Board Member
Paul M. House
President, Kettle Wind Farm, LLC
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Paul M. House is president of Kettle Wind Farm, LLC, a grain and sod farm. Mr. House is also a shareholder in Dutchland Farm Inc., a family dairy farm.

Outside Director
Melody S. Jones
Certified Public Accountant
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Melody S. Jones is an outside director and serves as chairperson of the Audit Committee. She is a self-employed sole practitioner Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Jones is a financial partner of Philippi Women’s Investment Club. 

Board Member
James F. (Jamie) Kinsey
Owner & Operator, Kinsey’s Oak Front Farms
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James F. Kinsey is owner/manager of Kinsey’s Oak Front Farms, which is a 200-head seed stock Angus farm. He is a board member of the West Virginia Cattlemen’s Association, a member of the WVU Davis College Visiting Committee and serves on the Wardensville Bull Test Committee. Mr. Kinsey is also a member of the West Virginia Farm Bureau, West Virginia Angus Association, American Angus Association, and Bridgeport United Methodist Church.

Outside Director
Milton L. McPike
Operations Manager, Cargill, Inc. - Retired
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Milton L. McPike, Jr., is an outside director. He is a retired Operations Manager for Cargill, Inc. in Wichita, KS.

Board Member
Alfred W. Stephens, Jr.
Dairy & Beef Cow Farmer
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Alfred W. Stephens, Jr, is a dairy and beef cow/calf farmer and has a small produce business. Mr. Stephens serves as secretary-treasurer on the Wythe/Bland DHIA and a member of the VA Tech Dairy Science Advisory Board.

Board Member
John E. Wells
Beef Farmer
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John E. Wells is a full-time beef farmer. He is a member of the West Virginia Cattlemen’s Association, Wirt County Farm Bureau, and is vice president of the Jackson County Calf Pool Cooperative and serves on the AgFirst Farm Credit Council Board. Mr. Wells also serves as director for the Wirt County Group, Inc.

CUSTOMER PERSPECTIVES

"Many of the local banks don't understand what you need or how things work on the farm. When I went to Farm Credit, they understood what I needed and they loaned us the money to complete the necessary projects essential to our success."

Donna Brooke-Alt, Brookedale Farms (Fort Ashby, WV)