Southampton farmer re-elected to board

Published 7:57 pm Wednesday, December 9, 2020

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Southampton County cotton and peanut producer

Marvin L. Everett Jr.

of Capron was elected Dec. 5 to a sixth three-year term on the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board of directors during the VFBF 2020 Annual Meeting of Voting Delegates.

As a board member, Everett will represent Farm Bureau producer members in the counties of Charles City, Dinwiddie, Greensville, James City, New Kent, Prince George, Southampton, Surry, Sussex and York.

He chairs the VFBF Peanut Advisory and Cotton Advisory committees. He also is president of the State Fair of Virginia Youth Development Board and serves on the oversight committee for The Meadow Event Park.

Everett is a member of the Southampton County Farm Bureau board of directors and a past president of that organization. He currently serves on the boards of the Virginia Peanut Growers Marketing Association, Chowan Basin Soil and Water Conservation District and Virginia Crop Improvement Association. He previously served on the boards of the Virginia Peanut Growers Association and Virginia Cotton Growers Association. He also chairs the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee for Capron United Methodist Church.

He and his wife, Jeanette, co-own Everett Farms Inc. In addition to cotton and peanuts, they grow soybeans, corn, wheat, rye, pumpkins, sweet corn, hay and timber on 1,465 acres. They also own 60 head of cattle. The 1977 North Carolina State University graduate holds a degree in livestock technology.

The Everetts have two adult children.

With 130,000 members in 88 county Farm Bureaus, VFBF is Virginia’s largest farmers’ advocacy group.