Beef cattle producer Stephen L. Saufley of Port Republic was elected Nov. 29 to a seventh three-year term on the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board of directors.
Elections of officers and directors were held at the VFBF 2012 Annual Convention in Chantilly.
Saufley chairs the VFBF Ornamental Horticulture Advisory Committee and Rural Health Advisory Committee. He also serves on the VFBF Investment and Finance Committee. As a member of the board of directors he will represent Farm Bureau producer members in Amherst, Augusta, Bath, Highland, Nelson, Rockbridge and Rockingham counties.
He also is a past president of the Rockingham County Farm Bureau and continues to serve on that organization’s board of directors.
Saufley is a graduate of Nashville Auto Diesel College and has been farming since 1970. He is a past member of the Rockingham Petroleum Cooperative’s board of directors and has worked as a school bus driver for more than 40 years. He is a member of the Port Republic Ruritans and is active in the Blue Ridge Church of Christ in Fishersville, where he serves as a prison ministry team leader and small group leader.
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.