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J. M. “Jerry” Jenkins Jr.

J. M. “Jerry” Jenkins Jr.

Board of Directors, District 11

Counties: Brunswick, Charlotte, Lunenburg and Mecklenburg

Lunenburg County grain producer and former tobacco grower J.M. Jenkins of Blackstone was elected to a 17th term on the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board of directors in December 2021.

Jenkins chairs the VFBF Flue-Cured Tobacco Advisory Committee and is a member of the Soybean & Feed Grains Advisory Committee. He also is a past president of Lunenburg County Farm Bureau.

In addition to his Farm Bureau involvement, Jenkins is a former member of Virginia’s Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission.

Before he began farming in 1963, Jenkins worked as a Virginia Cooperative Extension agent in Gloucester County and as a teacher in Brunswick and Nottoway counties. He also served as a supervisor of tobacco production in Venezuela for British American Tobacco Co.