Osl re-elected to Farm Bureau board

Published 11:03 am Friday, December 13, 2019

Cumberland County cattle, forage and forestry producer William F. “Bill” Osl Jr. of Columbia was elected Dec. 4 to a third three-year term on the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board of directors.

Elections of officers and directors were held at the VFBF 2019 annual meeting in Norfolk.

As a board member Osl will represent Farm Bureau producer members in Amelia, Appomattox, Buckingham, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Nottoway, Powhatan and Prince Edward counties.

William “Bill” Osl

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Osl serves on the Cumberland County Farm Bureau board and is a past president of that organization. He chairs the VFBF Forestry Advisory Committee and the State Fair of Virginia Youth Development Board. He also serves on the Commonwealth Fairs & Events Oversight Committee and the VFBF Investment and Finance Committee. He has served on the VFBF Membership Categories Study Committee and Legislative Committee. He is a former member of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federatiobetn AgPAC board of trustees.

He retired from AT&T and Lucent Technologies after working for 28 years as a corporate officer and vice president.

Osl serves on the Cumberland County Board of Supervisors. He has served on the boards of AT&T Consumer Products Ltd., Cancer Hope Network and The Information Communication Institute of Singapore. He is a past chairman of the Commonwealth Regional Council, the Cumberland County Public Schools Foundation Inc. and the New York City Rescue Mission.

He attends Cartersville Baptist Church. He and his wife, Stephanie, own and operate Oakland Farm. They have five children and 18 grandchildren.

With 129,000 members in 88 county Farm Bureaus, VFBF is Virginia’s largest farmers’ advocacy group. Farm Bureau is a non-governmental, nonpartisan, voluntary organization committed to supporting Virginia’s agriculture industry. View more convention news as it becomes available at vafb.com/convention and follow us on social media via #harvestingperspectives and #VFBFannualmtg19.