Russell L. Williams II
Board of Directors, District 5
Counties: Amherst, Augusta, Bath, Highland, Nelson, Rockbridge and Rockingham
Rockbridge County beef cattle and small grain producer Russell L. Williams II of Buena Vista was elected to a third term on the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board of directors in December 2021.
He is chair of the VFBF Membership Services Advisory Committee and a member of the VFBF Farm Safety Advisory and Governance & Nominating committees.
Williams is a member of the Rockbridge County Farm Bureau and previously has served on that organization’s board and as its president, vice president and secretary/treasurer. He has farmed since 1996 and shares responsibilities on RLW Hay & Grain LLC with his son, Russell L. Williams III.
Williams holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Virginia Tech. He serves on the Rockbridge County Building Code Review Board and belongs to the Gideons International. Additionally, he serves on the Virginia Tech McCormick Farm advisory board. He is an elder at the Grace Presbyterian Church in Lexington.
He and his wife, Joyce, have four children, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.