Grain producer and former tobacco grower Jerry M. Jenkins Jr. of Blackstone was elected Nov. 29 to a 14th 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.
Jenkins chairs the VFBF Flue-Cured Tobacco Advisory Committee and is vice chairman of the organization’s Grain Marketing Advisory Committee. As a member of the board of directors he will represent Farm Bureau producer members in Brunswick, Charlotte, Lunenburg and Mecklenburg counties.
He also is a past president of Lunenburg County Farm Bureau.
In addition to his Farm Bureau involvement, Jenkins is a former member of Virginia’s Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission.
Before he began farming in 1963, Jenkins worked as a Virginia Cooperative Extension agent in Gloucester County and as a teacher in Brunswick and Nottoway counties. He also served as a supervisor of tobacco production in Venezuela for British American Tobacco Co.
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.