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Tazewell County farmer re-elected to Farm Bureau board

Tazewell County farmer re-elected to Farm Bureau board

Tazewell County cattle producer Emily Fisher Edmondson of Chilhowie was elected Nov. 30 to a fourth 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, Edmondson will represent Farm Bureau producer members in Buchanan, Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Tazewell and Wise counties.

She is chairman of the VFBF Livestock Advisory Committee and is a member of the Burley Tobacco Advisory Committee and Membership Services Advisory Committee.

Edmondson owns and operates Fisher Cove Farm LLC with her son, John Fisher. She has served on the Tazewell County Farm Bureau board of directors and is a past president of that organization.

She is a board member of the Virginia Foundation for Agriculture Innovation and Rural Sustainability. She served on the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC board of trustees from 2003 to 2005. Additionally, she is past chairman and a past board member of the Historic Crab Orchard Museum, and she is rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Marion.

Edmondson is married to Keith Everett Edmondson, who owns and operates a farm in Washington County. She has two grown 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.