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Our Board of Directors represents all areas of our 96-county service territory in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. All elected directors are customer-owners and have been chosen by our cooperative membership.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Milton L. McPike, Jr., is an outside director. He is a retired Operations Manager for Cargill, Inc. in Wichita, KS.
Barry W. Shelor raises dairy heifers. He serves on the Board of Directors for Shelor’s Dairy, Inc. and Mountain Meadows Dairy, LLC. Mr. Shelor also serves on the Patrick County Farm Bureau Board as vice-president.
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
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.
Audit Committee Charter
Role of the Nominating Committee Brochure
Our elected directors appoint two outside directors, individuals who add expertise and insight to our association as industry professionals.