Phillip J. Haynie, III, graduated from Northumberland High School, Heathsville, Virginia, in June 1995. While in high school, Mr. Haynie served as vice president of his Future Farmers of America chapter while actively working on his family farm in Reedville, Virginia. Mr. Haynie graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Agricultural and Applied Economics in May 1999. While attending Virginia Tech, he served as president of the Virginia Tech chapter of MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture Natural Resources and Related Sciences).
After graduating from Virginia Tech, Mr. Haynie chose to pursue his childhood dream and continue the family tradition of farming. Mr. Haynie, a fifth generation farmer, currently owns and operates Haynie Farms, LLC, a grain farming business, operating throughout all four counties of the Northern Neck of Virginia. He and his family also own and operate a trucking company specializing in transporting agricultural products, and a landscape contracting firm.
Mr. Haynie currently serves as secretary and treasurer of the National Black Growers’ Council. He also serves on the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Advisory Council; the USDA Plant, Variety, and Protection Board; and the Northern Neck Agri-business Advisory Council for Congressman Robert Wittman.
Mr. Haynie. and his wife, Lisa, reside in Kinsale, Virginia, with their three children, Colette, Philip, IV and Trevor.