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.
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.
Donald W. Reese, Chairperson, is a vegetable farmer and he and his wife own and operate Reese’s Farm Fresh Produce, a retail produce operation in Halifax County, VA. Mr. Reese also teaches agriculture at Halifax County High School.
James F. Kinsey, Vice Chairperson, 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. Mr. Kinsey serves on the Wardensville Bull Test Committee, and is also a member of the West Virginia Farm Bureau, West Virginia Angus Association, American Angus Association, and Bridgeport United Methodist Church.
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
Donna M. Brooke-Alt 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
David Wayne 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 chairman of the Washington County Service Authority, serves on the Executive Committee as VP Policy and Industry Affairs for the Virginia Cattlemen’s Association, chairman of the Virginia Cattlemen’s Association Policy and Industry Advocacy Board and president of Smyth/Washington Cattlemen’s Association Board. He is a member of the Abingdon Feeder Calf 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 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 32 years, currently serving as treasurer.
Kyle E. House is an owner/operator of Kettle Wind Farm, LLC in Prince William County, VA. The family operation consists of 3000 acres of corn, soybeans, wheat and hay as well as 1000 acres of sod. Mr. House is a County Committee member of the Fairfax/Loudoun/Prince William FSA Office.
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.
Charles R. (Chuck) King, Jr., of Christiansburg, VA, owns and operates a farm in Montgomery County. His farm consists of a cow/calf operation, straw and small grains. Mr. King grew pumpkins until 2021 and served as past president of the Virginia Pumpkin Growers Association. Mr. King serves on the Montgomery County Farm Bureau board and is an honorary member of the Virginia Tech AGR Fraternity.
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.
Milton L. McPike, Jr., is an outside director. He is a retired Operations Manager for Cargill, Inc. in Wichita, KS.
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. Mr. Stephens also serves as vice chairman of the AgFirst Farm Credit District Advisory Committee.
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. Mr. Wells also serves on the AgFirst Farm Credit Council Board and the Legislative Advisory Committee.
"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."