Virginia Tech: VALOR fellows meet federal decision-makers

Over the past year, the inaugural Virginia Agriculture Leaders Obtaining Results class has gotten a view of farming and food policy in the state from just about every angle. They visited with tomato farmers on the Eastern Shore, underwent media training at Virginia TV stations, and even met Gov. Bob McDonnell.
But on their most recent trip, the VALOR fellows got a glimpse of agriculture from a new perspective — the federal government.
The 10 VALOR fellows spent two days in Washington, D.C. meeting decision-makers who are shaping food and agriculture policy in agencies such as the Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency. They also met U.S. Congressman Bob Goodlatte, who spoke with them about the farm bill that was wending its way through Congress on the day they were in town.

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