V. Larkin Martin


V. Larkin Martin manages Martin Farm and is Vice President of The Albemarle Corporation. Both are family businesses with interests in agriculture and timberland. She has held those positions since 1990.

In addition to her farming responsibilities, Ms. Martin holds and has held a number of positions off of the farm. She is currently a Director of Rayonier Inc., (RYN), a timberland REIT headquartered in Jacksonville, FL and a Trustee of The Farm Foundation, a Chicago-based, non-advocacy, public charity that promotes objective analysis on issues critical to the future of agriculture, food systems and rural communities. She is member of the board of directors of PARCA, The Public Research Affairs Council of Alabama, Africa Harvest, a Kenyan-based NGO helping to improve the lives of smallholder farmers and rural communities across Africa and the Soil Health Institute in Cary, NC. Ms. Martin is a past Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and of The Cotton Board, the board overseeing the national check-off program for cotton. She has served on the Alabama Ethics Commission and on the boards of The Alabama Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, The Vanderbilt Alumni Association, Camp Merrie-Woode and Leadership Alabama. Ms. Martin was named an Eisenhower Fellow in 2012. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University.