Robert J. Mills Jr.
Board of Directors, District 10
Counties: Campbell, Halifax and Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County tobacco, beef and poultry producer Robert J. Mills Jr. of Callands was elected to a fourth term on the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board of directors in December 2020.
He serves as chairman of the VFBF Poultry Advisory Committee and vice chairman of the Flue-Cured Tobacco Advisory Committee and is a member of the Livestock Advisory Committee.
Mills owns and operates Briar View Farms, which includes a pullet breeder operation that raises 34,000 birds annually for Perdue Farms and a 300-head cow-calf operation. He also grows conventional flue-cured and dark-fired tobacco, as well as organic flue-cured tobacco and industrial hemp.
He is a past president of the Pittsylvania County Farm Bureau and the board of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. He serves on the boards of the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission and the Virginia Tobacco Growers Association. He is chairman of the Dean’s Advisory Council for Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and a past member of the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
Mills was named Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Famer of the Year in 2017.
He and his wife, Cindy, have two sons, Logan and Holden.