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Joe Wilkerson

Joe Wilkerson

Owner, Southside Nursery & Landscape Co. LLC

Joe Wilkerson resides in his hometown of South Boston,Virginia, with his wife KB and their daughter Bailey. Joe grew up on his family farm, which transitioned from tobacco and small grains in the 1990's to hogs and cattle. Today, he remains active in the family farming operation, managing the cow/calf operation, while owning his own company Southside Nursery & Landscape Co. His landscape company specializes in property maintenance, landscape construction, and hardscapes. Joe is a 2002 graduate of Virginia Tech, receiving a M.S. in Agricultural & Applied Economics. While studying at Virginia Tech, he took the opportunity to study abroad in Europe and Australia. He has since visited New Zealand and over 30 states in the U.S., with hopes to visit all 50 states. Today, he remains active in his community, serving as a deacon in his local church, on the local Farm Bureau Board, and recently finished serving a four year term for Virginia Young Farmers. Joe is passionate about preserving and promoting agriculture in Virginia; working to boost profitability a nd encouraging young producers to be active and innovative.