CEA, Who we are & What we do
Loudoun’s farming roots go deep—there’s a reason this county was called “The Breadbasket of the Revolution”—and no one is more in touch with those roots than the Virts family, who have lived and farmed here since 1797.
Owner Donald Virts comes from 12 generations of Virginia farmers. He keeps those traditions close to his heart even as he changes the game of Loudoun agriculture through forward-looking innovation. With development and high land prices presenting new challenges to Loudoun agriculture, these 12th-generation farmers are spearheading innovations to preserve a time-honored tradition.
This is CEA Farms. And it’s what Loudoun farming will look like from here on out.
We meet this week at 1757 Golf Club for lunch from 12:00pm - 1:15pm. Lunch is $20. Please let us know if you'd like to attend (we do need an accurate head count for lunch) and learn more about Rotary and the Ashburn club!
Meet Chair Phyllis Randall, Loudoun County Board of Supervisors
Randall's commitment to public service began with her volunteer work in the Loudoun County Public Schools. At the state level, Governor Tim Kaine appointed her to be the citizen representative on Virginia’s Fair Housing Board in 2009. Governor Bob McDonnell retained her position on the Fair Housing Board where she eventually served as Chair. In March of 2014, Randall was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to the Virginia State Board of Corrections, where she served as Chair.
By profession Randall is a mental health therapist working with substance abusing offenders in a local Adult Detention Center; a position she enjoyed for over fifteen years. Her emphasis areas are substance abuse and offender services. She and her husband Thaddeus, (T.W.) are the parents of two sons, Ashon and Aaron. The family attends Capital Community Church in Ashburn.