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Albemarle County farmer re-elected to Farm Bureau board

Beef and wine grape producer H. Carl Tinder Sr. of Earlysville was elected Nov. 29 to a third 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.

Tinder chairs the VFBF Livestock Advisory Committee and Wine Grape Advisory Committee. He also serves on the organization’s Emerging Agriculture Enterprise Advisory Committee. As a member of the board of directors he will represent Farm Bureau producer members in Albemarle, Fluvanna, Goochland, Greene, Hanover, Henrico and Louisa counties.

He and his wife, Lacy, own a vineyard and a 200-head cow-calf herd. He also manages Adventure Farm LLC, which consists of a 500-head cow-calf herd, a vineyard and a corn, soybean, wheat and pumpkin operation. The 1995 Virginia Tech graduate holds a degree in animal science.

The Tinders have four children.

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

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


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