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.
Ms. Brooke-Alt is President of Brookedale Farms, LLC and also owns/operates 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 and the Potomac State College Gerstell Ag Development Award Committee.
Mr. Reese is a partner in Reese's Farm Fresh Produce, a retail produce operation and a partner and manager of Reese Farms, Inc., a family owned vegetable farm. He also teaches agriculture at Halifax County High School.
Mr. Bennett operates a dairy farm. Mr. Bennett serves on the Alleghany County Farm Bureau Board and on the Virginia Farm Bureau Dairy Advisory Board.
Mr. 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 President of Rockingham Cooperative, a director of the Shenandoah Valley Soil and Water Conservation District, and a member of the Rockingham County Agriculture Stewardship Committee.
Mr. Franklin, Jr., is a livestock producer in Scott County, Va. He also produces hay and corn for his 165 beef cows. Mr. Franklin is employed off the farm at Scott County Telephone Cooperative where he serves as the Chief Executive Officer. He serves on the Carolina-Virginia's Telephone Membership Association Board; the PAC Board of the National Rural Broadband Association; the IRIS Board, which is a Tennessee LLC regional network provider; and the LIT Board, which is a Virginia LLC regional network provider; the Scott County Cattle Association Board and the Southwest Virginia Workforce Development Board. Mr. Franklin also serves on the National Rural Broadband Association’s Membership Committee, is a member of the Scott County Rotary Club and serves as a Director on the AgFirst Farm Credit Bank Board.
Mr. Gray operates a diversified farm operation which includes raising dairy heifers, a beef cow herd, growing corn and hay on 1400 acres in Washington County, VA. Mr. Gray serves on the Advisory Committee for the Washington County School System.
Mr. Leech is an owner-operator of the family’s dairy farm. Mr. Leech serves as a director on the Rockbridge Farmers’ Cooperative Board.
Mr. Horn owns and operates a poultry operation and raises replacement dairy heifers. Mr. Horn is currently serving on the Augusta Petroleum Cooperative Board which is a part of Southern States Cooperative.
Mr. House is president of Kettle Wind Farm, LLC, a dairy, grain, and sod farm. Mr. House is also a shareholder in Dutchland Farm Inc., a family dairy farm.
Ms. Jones is an outside director and is chairman of the Audit Committee. She is a self-employed sole practitioner Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Jones serves as treasurer for the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Kinsey is owner/manager of Kinsey’s Oak Front Farms which is a 200 head seed stock Angus farm. He is also a member of the West Virginia Cattlemen’s Association, West Virginia Farm Bureau, West Virginia Angus Association and American Angus Association.
Mr. McPike, Jr., is an outside director. He is a retired Operations Manager for Cargill, Inc. in Wichita, KS. Mr. McPike consults for High Liner Foods in Newport News, VA.
Mr. Sanford is a dairy and beef farmer in partnership with his family. He serves on the Maryland-Virginia Milk Producers Board and is a director for the VA State Dairymen Association.
Mr. Shelor operates a dairy farm. 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.
Mr. Stephens is a dairy and beef cow/calf farmer and has a small produce business. He serves as secretary-treasurer on the Wythe/Bland DHIA.
Mr. 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.