Jeannie L. Dudding of Craig County was elected December 5 to a three-year term on the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board of directors. As a board member, Dudding will represent Farm Bureau producer members in Alleghany, Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, Henry, Patrick and Roanoke counties.
Elections of officers and directors were held during the VFBF 2020 Annual Meeting of Voting Delegates.
Dudding serves as the Virginia Cooperative Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources agent for Giles County. She previously was an agriculture teacher at Giles High School in Pearisburg and an agriscience teacher at North Fork Middle School in Quicksburg.
She currently serves as president of the Craig County Farm Bureau and has served on that organization’s board for the past 14 years. She also has been involved with the Craig Farm Bureau Young Farmers Committee and served as its chairman for two years. In 2013, Dudding won the VFBF Young Farmers Discussion Meet, and in 2015 she was named Farm Woman of the Year by the VFBF Women’s Leadership Committee.
She also is serving as president-elect for the Virginia Association of Agriculture Extension Agents.
Dudding holds a master’s degree in career and technical education from Virginia Tech and bachelor’s degrees in animal science and education from the University of Connecticut.
She and her husband, Jason, own an Angus cow-calf operation. They have two children, Layton and Evie.