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 and cigar wrapper tobacco, as well as organic flue-cured tobacco, soybeans and wheat.
He is a past president of the Pittsylvania County Farm Bureau and previously served on that organization’s board of directors. He also previously served as president of the board of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Mills serves on the Virginia Tobacco Board and on the boards of the Virginia Agricultural Growers Association and Tobacco Associates Inc. He is chairman of the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Dean’s Advisory Council 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.