Cross posted from the White House Rural Champions of Change website:
P.J. Haynie serves on USDA’s Plant Variety Protection Act Board and on the Agricultural Advisory Council for Virginia’s first congressional district. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech University and currently serves on the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Advisory Committee for both Virginia Tech and Virginia State Universities. Locally, he is a Board member of Chesapeake Academy and a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.
He is employed by Haynie Farms, a diverse row-crop farm in the Chesapeake Bay region of VA, where he farms more than 3,000 acres of primarily corn, wheat, and soybeans. P.J. is also a member of the National Black Growers Council, a coalition of African American commodity growers who advocate for the 21st century policy needs of Black growers and the future of Black growers.