VGPA Officers


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Don Horsley
Virginia Beach, VA

Don's experience and leadership in the farming industry has been an incredible asset to VGPA. Don is a producer at Land of Promise Farms in Virginia Beach, VA who's operation includes soybeans, wheat, and corn.

Shane is Director of Commodity Research & Hedging for Smithfield Foods, and also farms grain with his brother and father at Land of Promise Farms in Virginia Beach


Shane Horsley
Smithfield, VA


Joey Barlow
Smithfield, VA
More Information Coming Soon!
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Candice Wilson
West Point, VA
Candice is the office manager of Old Dominion Grain, a division of the Mennel Milling Company of Virginia.
Ronnie Gill 
Tappahannock, VA
Ronnie brings keen business sense to the Association's board.  An employee of Colonial Farm Credit, Ronnie stays active in his community and is involved in other organizations such as the Essex/Tappahannock Chamber of Commerce and the Tappahannock Rotary.


Jay Taliaferro
Center Cross, VA

 More information coming soon!
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Chris Atkins
Richmond, VA
Leveraging his experience and knowledge of the agriculture industry, VGPA's Leadership and Membership couldn't be in more capable hands!

VGPA Leadership Structure

VGPA officers, directors and delegates are elected each year at the VGPA Annual Business Meeting during the VGPA Annual Conference. Each VGPA Officer is elected for a one year term while each VGPA Director is elected for a three year term. The VGPA Board of Directors is comprised of both producer and industry members.

The officers, board and staff are responsible for aiding in the execution of the organization's policies, programs and strategic vision.

Are you interested in serving on the VGPA Board?

Email our Executive Director for more information.


Affiliated Leadership


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