Board of Directors, District 13
Counties: Charles City, Dinwiddie, Greensville, James City, New Kent, Prince George, Southampton, Surry, Sussex and York
Southampton County peanut grower Gary Cross of Southampton County was elected to a three-year term on the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board of directors in November 2023.
Cross has served as the Southampton County Farm Bureau president for 15 years. He also has been involved with the VFBF peanut and cotton advisory committees.
Additionally, Cross and other Southampton Farm Bureau leaders were recognized with a 2022 VFBF County Award of Excellence for their effort to expand Southampton’s enhanced 911 emergency system database to include farms, barns and fields.
Cross also chairs the Chowan Basin Soil and Water Conservation District board and is a member of Black Creek Baptist Church.
He and his wife, Marguerite, grow cotton, peanuts, corn, wheat and soybeans on their 1,100-acre farm. They have two children, Taylor and Lane.