Women's Committee Chairman
Janice R. Burton
Janice R. Burton of Scottsburg in Halifax County was elected to a sixth term as chairman of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Women's Committee in November 2012.
The VFBF Women's Program, for which the Women’s Committee serves as a steering body, provides leadership and service opportunities for farm women and sponsors events that help educate the non-farming public about agriculture.
Burton, who grew up in Halifax County, has served on the Women’s Committee since 1994. She was committee vice chairman for six years. She also serves on the board of the Virginia Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom.
She and her husband are retired tobacco, dairy, corn and small grain producers in Halifax County. They still are involved in hay production and lease farm acres for vegetable production. Before retiring they had a joint operation with a brother-in-law in an agriculture supply business and manufactured liquid fertilizer.
Burton was employed by Virginia Cooperative Extension for 30 years.
She is the preschool department director at Bethel Baptist Church in Scottsburg. In her spare time she enjoys yard work, shopping and antiquing.