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Thomas E. Graves

Thomas E. Graves

Board of Directors, District 7

Counties: Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, King George, Madison, Orange, Prince William, Spotsylvania and Stafford

Orange County beef producer Thomas E. Graves of Orange was elected to a fifth term on the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board of directors in December 2020.

Graves is chair of the VFBF Legislative Advisory Committee and vice chair of the VFBF Forestry Advisory Committee. He is a charter director of the State Fair of Virginia Youth Development Board and serves on the oversight committee for The Meadow Event Park.

He served on the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC board of trustees for seven years and the VFBF AgPAC executive committee for two years. He served four years on the American Farm Bureau Federation Forestry Advisory Committee and also worked with AFBF and VFBF to hold the first Farm Bureau-sponsored campaign school for citizens running for public office in Virginia.

Graves serves on the VFBF Compensation Committee and the Countryway Insurance Co. board of directors. He is a past president and past board member of Orange County Farm Bureau.

He also served four years on the Orange County Board of Supervisors. He previously served as chair of the Dogwood Village Senior Living Inc. board and served on the boards of the Dogwood Village Foundation and Dogwood Village Health and Rehab. He is a past president and past board member of the Orange County Fair Association Inc.

Graves and his family operate a 1,500-acre beef cattle farm. He and his wife, Jenny, have two children and five grandchildren. He attends Macedonia Christian Church.