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Ag Board Members

Agriculture Board members

Front Row (L to R): Dorothy McIntyre, Joy Powers, Pam Willoughby, Sam Gardner, Lindsay Tomlinson Back Row (L to R): Jeff Powers, Don Gardner, Ken Newman, Ronnie Gross, Pete Fellers

District 1 (Term – December 2023)
Jeffrey M. Powers, Chairman
1376 Altice Rd.
Moneta, VA 24121
Powers Tractor
jmpowers@aol.com
(540) 890-4055/day
(540) 520-4332/cell

District 2 (Term – December 2021)
Joy Powers
1211 Westside Lane
Moneta, VA 24121
joypowersva@gmail.com
Powers Tractor
(540) 521-3285

District 3 (Term – December 2021)
Dr. Don L. Gardner – Vice Chairman
1751 Gardner Farm Rd.
Huddleston, VA 24104
Gardner Heifers
DLGGAR@aol.com
(540) 871-0246

District 4 (Term – December 2021)
Chuck Grove
1919 Goshen Rd.
Forest, VA 24551
chuckgrove64@hotmail.com
(434) 525-4687 or 2249

District 5 (Term – December 2023)
Ronnie Gross
P.O. Box 628
Bedford, VA 24523
Gross’ Orchard
ronnie.gross61@gmail.com
(540) 874-4749
(816) 360-6600

District 6 (Term – December 2023)
Pamela H. Willoughby, Secretary
2749 Saunders Grove Dr.
Moneta, VA 24121
Deer Run Farm
p_willoughby@hughes.net
(540) 297-7171
(540) 875-8655 (m)

District 7 (Term – January 2024)
Pete Fellers
2840 Roaring Run Road
Goode, VA 24556
farmerdude4337@yahoo.com
(434) 941-6047

At-Large
Matt Baumgardner (Term – December 2021)
1087 Little Acres Road
Vinton, VA 24179
frmboy89@yahoo.com
(540) 890-1451

Sam Gardner (Term – December 2022)
1751 Gardners Farm Rd.
Huddleston, VA 24104
Gardner Heifers
(540) 297 – 7444

Dorothy McIntyre (Term – January 2023)
1103 Ivy Place
Forest, VA 24551
dcmcintyre61@gmail.com
434-665-5475

Kenneth B. Newman (Term – December 2022)
1223 Royal Oak Farm Dr.
Evington, VA 24550
royaloakfarmllc@gmail.com
Royal Oak Farm
(540) 297-3299

Lindsay Tomlinson (Term – December 2020)
1171 Simpkins Lake
Bedford, VA 24523
L.Tomlinson@bedford.k12.va.us
(434) 664-8026


Ag Board Staff

Scott Baker

Extension Agent – Agriculture
1257 County Farm Road
Bedford, VA 24523
scbaker@vt.edu
(540) 586-7675

Traci Blido

Economic Development Director
122 E. Main St., Suite 202
Bedford, VA 24523
tblido@bedfordcountyva.gov
(540) 587-5670

Pam Bailey

Marketing and Business Development Coordinator
122 E. Main St.,  Suite 202
Bedford, VA 24523
(540) 587-5670

Julia Peters

Transcriber – Office of Economic Development
122 E. Main St., Suite 202
Bedford, VA 24523
(540) 587-5670