Board of Directors

A Board of Directors oversees VPF. The board consists of broiler growers, turkey growers, an egg producer, processor representatives, allied industry representatives, and an ex officio (non voting) member from Virginia Tech and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Rob Preston, Turkey Grower

Grant Martin, George's, Inc.

Randy Batson, Cargill

Dennis Wenger, Chicken Grower

Graham Nesselrodt, Pilgrim's Pride Corporation

Keith Sheets, Egg Producer

Doug Baxter, Tyson Foods

Pete Watson, Chicken Grower

Janet Poyser, Turkey Grower

Tim Hopson, Elanco

Garth Wentzel, International Paper

Adam Shiflett, Farm Credit of the Virginias

Dr. Mike Persia, Virginia Tech (Ex-Officio)

Sandy Adams, VDACS (Ex-Officio)

Dwight Newman, RPSC (Ex-Officio)

John King, VPGC LLC

Calvin Ferrell, Perdue Farms