Montgomery County farmer receives five-year service award

Montgomery County farmer receives five-year service award 1
Bruce Stanger (left) was presented with a five-year service award from VFBF president Wayne Pryor (right)
Montgomery County cattle and hay producer Bruce N. Stanger of Christiansburg was recognized Jan. 25 for five years of service on the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board of directors.

VFBF President Wayne F. Pryor presented an award to Stanger at a Farm Bureau board meeting in Richmond.

As the organization’s District 3 director, Stanger represents Farm Bureau producer members in Bland, Carroll, Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski and Wythe counties.

He is a member of the VFBF Livestock Advisory Committee and the current vice president of Montgomery County Farm Bureau, having served on that organization’s board for 30 years.

Stanger is a past president of the Belmont II Ruritan Club and has served as co-chairman of the Christiansburg Alumni Return, a scholarship fundraising organization.

He was raised on a small family dairy farm and currently operates a cow-calf operation on farms in Giles and Montgomery counties. He sells hay through his custom hay production business.

Stanger worked as a machinist for 30 years at several local companies and retired from Virginia Tech’s Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering. He attends Christiansburg First Church of God.

With 132,000 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. For more news and information visit