Tazewell County cattle producer Emily Fisher Edmondson of Chilhowie was elected Dec. 5 to a fifth three-year term on the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board of directors.
Elections of officers and directors were held during the VFBF 2020 Annual Meeting of Voting Delegates.
As a board member, Edmondson will represent Farm Bureau producer members in Buchanan, Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Tazewell and Wise counties.
She is chairman of the VFBF Livestock Advisory Committee and is a member of the Membership Services Advisory Committee.
Edmondson owns and operates Fisher Cove Farm LLC with her son, John Fisher. She has served on the Tazewell County Farm Bureau board of directors and is a past president of that organization.
She is a board member of the Virginia Foundation for Agriculture, Innovation and Rural Sustainability. She served on the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC board of trustees from 2003 to 2005. Additionally, she serves on the board of trustees of the Boys Home of Virginia in Covington, and is past chairman and a past board member of the Historic Crab Orchard Museum. She also is rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Marion.
Edmondson is married to Keith Everett Edmondson, who owns and operates a farm in Washington County. She has two adult children, John Fisher and Dr. Anne Yearians, who owns and operates Crab Orchard Veterinary Services in Tazewell County and Honaker Animal Health Inc. in Russell County.