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Customer-Owners Elect Campbell to Farm Credit Board of Directors

Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV), a regional financial cooperative serving agriculture and rural communities in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland, has announced that Wayne Campbell has been elected to the organization’s board of directors by its customer-owners.

“Farm Credit’s cooperative model includes democratic representation, and has been a cornerstone in our ability to deliver critical financial services to our customers for more than 100 years,” said Peery Heldreth, CEO of FCV. “Wayne’s background in cooperative management, agriculture and other board service will bring valuable insights to the board’s discussions and decision-making as it works to map out strategies to continue providing services that yield success for our customer-owners.”

A retired manager for Southern States Cooperative, Campbell operates a 450-acre commercial cow/calf, seed stock and stocker cattle operation in Abingdon, Virginia. He is also a Washington County Service Authority board member, serves on the Executive Committee as vice president of Policy and Industry Affairs for the Virginia Cattlemen’s Association, and on the Virginia Cattlemen’s Association Policy and Industry Advocacy Board, the Abingdon Feeder Calf Board, the Smyth/Washington Cattlemen’s Association Board, the Southwest Virginia Agricultural Association Board, and the NCBA Animal Welfare Committee.

“I understand how challenging it is for farmers and ranchers to operate efficiently, and how important Farm Credit’s financing and their knowledge are to agricultural producers in our area,” said Campbell. “I hope to bring my experience in ag and in cooperative management to the Farm Credit board, and contribute to the organization’s continued success.”

Campbell is an Abingdon, Virginia, native and a life-long farmer, farming full-time since 2008.


Farm Credit of the Virginias provides over $1.8 billion dollars in financing to more than 11,000 farmers, agribusinesses and rural homeowners throughout Virginia, West Virginia and western Maryland. Farm Credit is a cooperative capitalized largely through investments made by farmers, ranchers and the rural homeowners and businesses that borrow from them. In fact, as part of a nationwide network they are the largest single provider of agricultural credit in the United States and have been for over 100 years. Farm Credit helps maintain and improve the quality of life in rural America and on the farm through its constant commitment to competitive lending, expert financial services and for facilitating and sharing knowledge and resources through the Farm Credit Knowledge Center. For more information, visit or

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