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Brent Arbogast

Incumbent Brent Arbogast believes his business background has served him well the last four years as an SVEC director, and that it’s just the beginning of what he can offer members.

“I feel that running several businesses has allowed me to meet a lot of people in the SVEC territory who I share a common interest with,” he says. “I feel that those folks trust me to make the right decisions when it comes to their power supply. Also being on several other state and local boards has made me a more well-rounded director.”

Arbogast was elected in June 2018 as one of three directors from Rockingham County. In seeking re-election to the board, he is looking to serve from the newly formed Southern region, which was created as part of a larger transition to eventually decrease the number of directors from 10 to nine.

Arbogast is a self-employed beef, sheep and poultry farmer. He is the owner/operator of Precision Fence LLC and Brent Arbogast Horseshoeing. A Broadway High School graduate, he earned an associate degree in animal science from Virginia Tech and graduated from horseshoeing school in Martinsville.

At SVEC, Arbogast serves on the strategic planning committee. He is also a director for the Rockingham County Farm Bureau and Rockingham Feeder Cattle Association, both positions he’s held for at least 10 years. He has been a member of the Broadway/Timberville Young Farmers since 1998. Among the accolades earned over the years is receiving, along with his wife, Margaret, the Virginia Farm Bureau Young Farmers Achievement Award in 2014. The annual designation honors people between 18 and 35 years old who are successful in production agriculture and provide leadership on and away from the farm.

“I am interested in being on the SVEC board simply to represent my neighbors and most importantly my fellow farmers who rely on reliable, safe and affordable power,” Arbogast says. “[It’s important to] remember whom you are working for and serving —­ the members and the employees and SVEC — and not lose sight of that.”

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Watch the video below to learn more about Brent and why he is running for SVEC’s board of directors.