State’s largest farm group looking forward to working with new ag commissioner

virginiaDr. Jewel Bronaugh was named Virginia’s 16th commissioner of agriculture by Gov. Ralph S. Northam on April 9.

Bronaugh comes to the post from Virginia State University, where she served as executive director of VSU’s Center for Agriculture Research, Engagement and Outreach. Prior to that, she served as dean of VSU’s College of Agriculture. She also served as state executive director for the USDA Farm Service Agency.

“We have had the privilege of working with Dr. Bronaugh in her role with Virginia State University and the Farm Service Agency, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration with her as commissioner of agriculture,” remarked Wayne F. Pryor, president of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation. “Dr. Bronaugh brings a wealth of experience and we know she will serve agriculture well.”

Dr. Bronaugh, a native of Petersburg, holds a bachelor’s degree in education from James Madison University, and a master’s in education and a doctorate in Career and Technical Education from Virginia Tech.

“I am delighted to welcome Dr. Bronaugh to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services,” noted Bettina Ring, Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry. “She brings an impressive skill set and an abundant network within the agriculture community in Virginia and the United States.”

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