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.
James F. Kinsey, Chairperson, is owner/manager of Kinsey’s Oak Front Farms, a purebred Angus beef operation. He serves on the board of directors for the West Virginia Cattlemen’s Association and on the Wardensville Bull Test Advisory Committee. Mr. Kinsey is also a member of the WV Farm Bureau, WV Angus Association, American Angus Association and the National Cattlemen’s Association.
Kevin C. Craun, Vice Chairperson, 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.
Ronald L. Bennett is owner/operator of the family’s dairy, Watahala Dairy Farm. Mr. Bennett serves on the Alleghany County Farm Bureau Board and on the Virginia Farm Bureau Dairy Advisory Committee. Mr. Bennett is also a past director for the Alleghany/Rockbridge/Bath FSA Board. He is a lifetime member of Rich Patch United Methodist Church.
Donna M. Brooke-Alt is owner/operator and president of Brookedale Farms LLC, a goat operation, greenhouses, an Agri-tainment operation with corn maze, and event building. She is also part owner and the bookkeeper for Brookedale Holsteins dairy farm. Ms. Brooke-Alt serves as a director of the Mineral County Farm Bureau, director of the Mineral County Family Resource Network Board, and treasurer of the Mineral County 4-H/FFA Livestock Association. She is a member of the Potomac State College Ag Advisory Board and the Potomac State College Gerstell Ag Development Award Committee.
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 president of Virginia Cattlemen, serving on the Policy Committee, chairman of the Washington County Service Authority and current commissioner, Smyth/Washington Cattlemen Board, treasurer/board member of Abingdon Feeder Cattle, and president of the Southwest Virginia Agriculture Association.
Robert M. Chambers, Jr. holds an interest in Brooke Farms LLC and Liberty Equipment Repair Inc. The farm consists of crops and beef cows. Mr. Chambers owns and operates CCB Investments LLC, a group of 6 NAPA Auto Parts stores. Mr. Chambers serves on the Ever Grow Cooperative Board (previously Orange Madison Cooperative).
Charles E. Horn, Jr., owns and operates Delta Springs LLC, a poultry, replacement dairy heifer, grain and beef cattle farm in Mt. Solon, VA. Mr. Horn has been a member of the North River Ruritan Club over 30 years, currently serving as treasurer. Mr. Horn also serves on the AgFirst Farm Credit District Advisory Committee.
Kyle E. House is an owner/operator of Kettle Wind Farm, LLC in Prince William County, VA. The family operation consists of 2750 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. 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., and an owner/manager of Ingleside Land, LLC. 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.
Donald W. Reese is a vegetable farmer. He and his wife own and operate Don and Sara Reese LLC, which consists of two roadside retail markets doing business as Reese’s Farm Fresh Produce in Halifax County, VA. Mr. Reese is an agriculture teacher and FFA advisor at Halifax County High School. He is also a member of Halifax County Cooperative Extension Leadership Council.
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 a director on the AgFirst Farm Credit Bank 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. Mr. Wells also serves on the AgFirst Farm Credit Legislative Advisory Committee.
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