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 Southampton farmer re-elected to Farm Bureau board

Southampton farmer re-elected to Farm Bureau board

Southampton County cotton and peanut producer Marvin L. Everett Jr. of Capron was elected Nov. 30 to a fifth three-year term on the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board of directors.

Elections of directors were held at the VFBF 2017 Annual Convention in Williamsburg.

As a board member, Everett will represent Farm Bureau producer members in the counties of Charles City, Dinwiddie, Greensville, James City, New Kent, Prince George, Southampton, Surry, Sussex and York.

He chairs the VFBF Peanut Advisory Committee and Cotton Advisory Committee. He also is president and chairman of the State Fair of Virginia board of directors and serves on the Commonwealth Fairs & Events Inc. oversight committee.

Everett is a member of the Southampton County Farm Bureau board of directors and a past president of that organization. He currently serves on the boards of the Virginia Peanut Growers Marketing Association, Chowan Basin Soil and Water Conservation District and Virginia Crop Improvement Association. He previously served on the boards of the Virginia Peanut Growers Association and Virginia Cotton Growers Association. He also chairs the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee for Capron United Methodist Charge.

He and his wife, Jeanette, co-own Everett Farms Inc. In addition to cotton and peanuts, they grow soybeans, corn, wheat, rye, pumpkins, sweet corn, hay and timber on 1,465 acres. They also own 60 head of cattle. The 1977 North Carolina State University graduate holds a degree in livestock technology.

The Everetts have two children.

With 127,000 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 and preserving the Virginia way of life. View more convention news as it becomes available at

Contact Greg Hicks, VFBF vice president of communications, at 804-290-1139.