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Franklin County producer elected Farm Bureau vice president

Franklin County producer Scott E. Sink of Blacksburg has been elected vice president of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation.

Elections of officers and directors were held Nov. 29 at the VFBF 2012 Annual Convention in Chantilly.

Sink is a member of the VFBF Emerging Agriculture Enterprises Advisory Committee and Legislative Advisory Committee. He also is a past member and past chairman of the Young Farmers Committee and serves on the board of the Virginia Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom.

He is president of Franklin County Farm Bureau.

Sink also is a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation Federal Deficit Task Force and is a past vice chairman of the AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee. In addition, he serves on the American Agricultural Insurance Company Farm Initiative Farmers and Ranchers Advisory Committee.

He and his wife, Mendy, were the 2010 recipients of the AFBF Excellence in Agriculture Award. They operate SES Agricultural Enterprises, which produces beef cattle, hay, agricultural services and agritourism opportunities. They also own Hethwood Market in Blacksburg, where they sell locally grown produce and offer catering services.

Sink holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural economics from Virginia Tech. He also is an account manager for CenterPlate, the concession company that services Virginia Tech athletics.

The Sinks have one daughter, Mekinsley.

With nearly 150,000 members in 88 county Farm Bureaus, VFBF is Virginia’s largest farmers’ advocacy group. Farm Bureau is a non-governmental, nonpartisan, voluntary organization committed to protecting Virginia’s farms and ensuring a safe, fresh and locally grown food supply. View more convention news as it becomes available at VaFarmBureau.org/NewsVideo/ConventionNewsroom.aspx.

Contact Greg Hicks, VFBF vice president of communications, at 804-241-4633.

 

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