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Board of Directors

Tobacco Associates Board of Directors is comprised of 16 members representing five flue-cured producing states: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.  Each Board member is an active grower and is elected annually by delegates named to represent their state farm organizations. The Board sets the policy of the organization and governs staff implementation of its programs and activities.

Allen Wooten
Chairman
Burgaw, NC
North Carolina Farm Bureau

David Hinnant
Vice Chairman
Kenly, NC
Tobacco Growers Association
of North Carolina

Robert Spiers
Treasurer
Stony Creek, VA
Virginia Farm Organizations

J. Larry Barbour
Clayton, NC
North Carolina Farm Bureau

Jerry Breland
Ruffin, SC
South Carolina Farm Organizations

Sam Crews
Oxford, NC
Tobacco Growers Association
of North Carolina

John Isley
Reidsville, NC
North Carolina State Grange

Jay Jennings
Chase City, VA
Virginia Farm Organizations

Brent Leggett
Nashville, NC
Tobacco Growers Association
of North Carolina

Glenn Preddy
Franklinton, NC
North Carolina State Grange

Alton Roberson
Kinston, NC
North Carolina Farm Bureau

John Smith
Broxton, GA
Georgia Farm Organizations

Hester Vernon
Milton, NC
North Carolina Farm Bureau

Tim Yarbrough
Prospect Hill, NC
Tobacco Growers Association
of North Carolina