Montgomery County farmer elected to Farm Bureau board
Montgomery County cattle and hay producer Bruce N. Stanger of Christiansburg was elected Dec. 1 to a three-year term on the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board of directors.
Elections of officers and directors were held at the VFBF 2016 Annual Convention in Hot Springs.
As a board member Stanger will represent Farm Bureau producer members in Bland, Carroll, Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski and Wythe counties.
He is a member of the VFBF Livestock Advisory Committee and the current president of Montgomery County Farm Bureau, having served on that organization’s board for 24 years.
Stanger is a past president of the Belmont II Ruritan Club and has served as co-chairman of the Christiansburg Alumni Return, a scholarship fundraising organization.
He was raised on a small family dairy farm and currently has a cow-calf operation and farms in both Giles and Montgomery counties. He sells hay through his custom hay production business.
Stanger worked as a machinist for 30 years at several local companies and retired from Virginia Tech’s Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering. He attends Christiansburg First Church of God.
With 126,000 members in 88 county Farm Bureaus, VFBF is Virginia’s largest farmers’ advocacy group. Farm Bureau is a non-governmental, nonpartisan, voluntary organization committed to supporting Virginia’s agriculture industry and preserving the Virginia way of life. View more convention news as it becomes available at VaFarmBureau.org/NewsVideo/ConventionNewsroom.aspx, or get updates via Twitter (@vafbnews).
Contact Greg Hicks, VFBF vice president of communications, at 804-290-1139.