Rockbridge County farmer re-elected to Farm Bureau board
Rockbridge County beef cattle and small grain producer Russell L. Williams II of Buena Vista was elected Nov. 29 to a second three-year term on the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board of directors.
Elections of officers and directors were held at the VFBF 2018 Annual Convention in Hot Springs.
As a board member, Williams will represent Farm Bureau producer members in Amherst, Augusta, Bath, Highland, Nelson, Rockbridge and Rockingham counties.
He chairs the VFBF Membership Services Advisory Committee.
Williams is a member of the Rockbridge County Farm Bureau and previously has served on that organization’s board and as its president, vice president and secretary/treasurer. He has farmed since 1996 and shares responsibilities on RLW Hay & Grain LLC with his son, Russell L. Williams III.
Williams holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Virginia Tech. He serves on the Rockbridge County Building Code Review Board and belongs to the Gideons International. He is a member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Lexington.
He and his wife, Joyce, have four children, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
With 129,000 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 vafb.com/convention and follow us on social media via #drivingagforward and #VFBFconvention18.
Contact Greg Hicks, VFBF vice president of communications, at 804-290-1139.