Board of Directors

VCC Board of Directors

The Council is governed by a board of directors comprised of individuals nominated and elected by our members who represent the range of cooperative organizations in Virginia. Directors serve three-year terms.

2023-2024 VCC Officers and Directors

President: Adam Shiflett
Vice-President:  Adam Ford
Secretary:  Jessica Harris
Executive Secretary:  Mary Howell

Representing Marketing Cooperatives

Laura Jackson,  MD & VA Milk Producers Association

Representing Purchasing Cooperatives

Brad Brown, Augusta Cooperative         

Mike Cannon, Culpeper Farmers Cooperative

Adam Ford, Rockingham Cooperative

Representing Service Cooperatives

Jessica Harris, Horizon Farm Credit

Dustin Francis, Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative

Jim Robertson, Va, MD & DE Association of Electric Cooperatives

Representing Cooperatives At Large

Gerald Anderson, Fredericksburg Food Cooperative

Rachel Bell Shupe, Colonial Farm Credit

Katie Frazier, Farm Credit of the Virginias

Public Directors

Adam Shiflett, Farm Credit of the Virginias

Brian Wolfe, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative


Dr. John Bovay, VA Tech Dept. of Agriculture & Applied Economics

LaVeta Nutter, Virginia Dept. of Education

Hope Showalter, FFA Advisor

Honorary Board Members

Dr. Dixie Watts Dalton, Professor, VA Tech

James C. “Lucky” Graves, Graves Mountain Lodge