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State Fair Youth Development Board

Our Mission

To expand leadership capacity and educational opportunities for youth participants in the annual State Fair of Virginia and other programs at The Meadow Event Park. Connect producers, teachers, leaders, industry and business in an effort to offer encouragement and recognition to Virginia's youth as they participate in competitions and educational programs.

Areas of Focus:
Virginia Agriculture
Virginia Natural Resources and Conservation
Virginia Arts, Culture and History
Scholarship Programs
Diversity in Programs
Fostering programming that bridges the gap between generations
Investing in youth and youth-focused agricultural organizations in order to cultivate future leaders in agriculture

2021 Program Accomplishments

CURRENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CHARTER DIRECTORS

Mr. William F. Osl, Jr. Chairman of the Board, Virginia Farm Bureau - District 9
Mr. M.L. Everett, Jr., President, Virginia Farm Bureau - District 13
Mr. Thomas Graves, Virginia Farm Bureau - District 7
Mr. Wayne Pryor, President, VFBF, ex-officio

OFFICERS

Mr. William F. Osl, Jr. Chairman of the Board, Virginia Farm Bureau - District 9
Mr. M.L. Everett, Jr., President, Virginia Farm Bureau - District 13
Mrs. Marlene Pierson-Jolliffe, Vice President of Operations at The Meadow Event Park and Executive Director SFVA
Mrs. Kathleen Early, Secretary
Mr. David Priddy, Treasurer
Mr. Chris Kern, Assistant Treasurer
Mr. Marc Follmer, Esq., Assistant Secretary & Senior Vice President of Legal

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

R. Brian Ball, former Secretary of
Commerce & Trade Commonwealth of Virginia

Mrs. Bette Brand, CEO/FOUNDER

Strategic Consulting, LLC

Mr. Lynwood Broaddus President,
Caroline County Farm Bureau

Mr. Steve Criswell, General Manager

Southern States Cooperative

Dr. Dixie Watts Dalton

Dean of Humanities, Social Sciences, & Business Southside Virginia Community College

Mr. Matt Faulconer, Manager

External Affairs - Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

Mrs. Katie Frazier
Director - Chief Marketing & External Affairs Farm Credit of the Virginias

Mr. Addison Gills

Operations Manager Center for Sustainable Energy

Mr. Thomas Graves, Virginia Farm Bureau - District 7
Spring Forest Farm

Mrs. Rachel Henley

Extension Agent - Agriculture & Natural Resources Powhatan County

Mr. Donald (Don) H. Horsley

Land of Promise Farms Partnership

Mr. Shane Horsley
Smithfield Foods, Inc. Vice President, Hog Procurement

Dr. Edwin J. Jones Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension Associate Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Mr. Ray Leonard

Vice-President of Sales
Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company.

Dr. M. Ray McKinnie
Dean, College of Agriculture Virginia State University Honorable Robert D. Orrock, Sr., Virginia House of Delegates District 54 Retired FFA Educator Mr. Leo Satterwhite
Vice President Commercial Lending First Bank and Trust

Mr. Andy Seibel

Virginia Cooperative Extension





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