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Grayson County farmer re-elected to Farm Bureau board

Grayson County farmer re-elected to Farm Bureau board

Grayson County beef cattle farmer Richard L. Sutherland of Elk Creek was elected Dec. 1 to a fourth three-year term on the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board of directors.

Elections of officers and directors were held at the VFBF 2021 Annual Convention in Williamsburg.

As a board member, Sutherland will represent Farm Bureau producer members in Grayson, Smyth and Washington counties.

He is a member of the VFBF Livestock Advisory Committee, VFBF Forestry Committee and Farm Bureau’s finance committee. He is a past president of the Grayson County Farm Bureau and a member of the Carroll/Grayson Cattle Producers Association.

Sutherland attended Wytheville Community College and Virginia Tech. He and his wife, Brenda, attend Lebanon Methodist Church, where he serves on the church’s finance committee. They have one son, Matthew, who helps farm part time.

With 132,000 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 becomes available at, and follow us on social media via #VFBFannualmtg21.

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