Ah, Richmond. The capitol of Virginia; home of the oldest elected legislative body in the New World. Mother of Presidents (the state, that is). Steeped in history and tradition. It reminds me every time I go why I appreciate where I live…for a multitude of reasons. But I’m not a fan of politics; never have… Continue reading Let me tell you a story…
"We shouldn't use the word 'test' to describe these assessments," Dr. Crystal Tyler-Mackey said as she was introducing the purpose of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to our class during session three. "The word 'test' makes it seem that there is a right or wrong answer, when, actually, there isn't. These results are just your preference."… Continue reading But does it work in the “real world”?
On January 9th, VALOR fellows traveled to the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation (VFBF) headquarters in Richmond to participate in media training with Norm Hyde and Kathy Dixon. Kathy gave us an informative presentation about "Putting the 'Me' in Media" and how to best formulate and deliver the message we wish to convey in any media… Continue reading Session III: Richmond, VFBF Media Training
Back in November our VALOR group had our first “boots on the ground” seminar in Virginia’s Eastern Shore region. It did not disappoint. From peanuts to cotton and pork processing to organic sweet potatoes, we covered a lot of ground. As a Valley guy, I had a lot to learn and soaked in as much… Continue reading Agriculture: A Noble Pursuit (VALOR Blog #2)
I remember three cotton TV commercials with a message of “cotton is the fabric of our lives”. This cotton theme has survived for decades. Visuals from the commercial showed an image of a cotton boll with light breezy clothes blowing gently in the wind hanging on an outdoors clothes line. There were images of people… Continue reading Cotton the Fabric of Our Lives and Cotton is Our Culture
VALOR Adventures Recently the current VALOR class had the rare opportunity to gain an in depth understanding of agriculture in Southeast and Eastern Shore of Virginia with some of the global impact the goods and services produced here offer. The adventure began around peanut, cotton and pork production, the importance of education, recognizing your… Continue reading
As promised in my introductory blog, I have committed to titling every post with a song. While I have a feeling this may become a challenge, this session's song was a no-brainer. Since I'm from Southampton County, Session II in the Tidewater Region took place in my ole stomping grounds. I live in Richmond and… Continue reading Who Says You Can’t Go Home