Richard L. Sutherland
Board of Directors, District 2
Counties: Grayson, Smyth and Washington
Grayson County beef cattle and tobacco farmer Richard L. Sutherland of Elk Creek was elected to a fourth term on the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board of directors in December 2021.
Sutherland chairs the VFBF Burley Tobacco Advisory Committee and is a member of the Livestock Advisory Committee. He is a past president of the Grayson County Farm Bureau and current treasurer of the Carroll/Grayson Cattle Producers Association.
He attended Wytheville Community College and Virginia Tech. He and his wife, Brenda, attend Lebanon Methodist Church, where he serves on the church’s finance committee. They have one son, Matthew, who helps farm part time.