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Cumberland County producer re-elected to Farm Bureau board
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Cumberland County producer re-elected to Farm Bureau board

Cumberland County cattle, forage and forestry producer William F. “Bill” Osl Jr. of Columbia was elected Nov. 30 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 2022 Annual Meeting of Voting Delegates.

As a board member, Osl will represent Farm Bureau producer members in Amelia, Appomattox, Buckingham, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Nottoway, Powhatan and Prince Edward counties.

Osl serves on the Cumberland County Farm Bureau board and is a past president of that organization. He chairs the VFBF Forestry Advisory Committee and the State Fair of Virginia Youth Development Board. He also serves on The Meadow Event Park Oversight Committee and VFBF Audit Committee. He has served on the VFBF Membership Categories Study Committee and Legislative Committee, and he is a former member of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC board of trustees.

He retired from AT&T and Lucent Technologies after working for 28 years as a corporate officer and vice president.

Osl is currently vice chair of the Virginia Forestry Board and past chair of the Cumberland County Board of Supervisors, Commonwealth Regional Council, the Cumberland County Public Schools Foundation Inc., the New York City Rescue Mission and the Information Communication Institute of Singapore. He has served on the boards of AT&T Consumer Products Ltd. and Cancer Hope Network.

He attends Cartersville Baptist Church. He and his wife, Stephanie, own and operate Oakland Farm. They have five children and 19 grandchildren.


With 133,000 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 supporting Virginia’s agriculture industry. View more convention news as it is shared at vafb.com/convention, and follow us on social media via #VFBFannualmtg22.

Contact Pam Wiley, VFBF vice president of communications, at 804-291-6315.

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