Flashback to the Washington DC Seminar

Saturday, May 11, 2013

  • Virginia Tech MARE Center by Dr. Rebecca Splan & Jake Grove
  • Alson H. Smith, Jr. AREC by Dr. Tony Wolf
  • Endless Summer Harvest by Mary Ellen Taylor, Owner & President
Mary Ellen shows off her lettuce in the green house and her micro greens in the warehouse.

Mary Ellen shows off her lettuce in the green house and her micro greens in the warehouse.

Beautiful hydroponic lettuce

Beautiful hydroponic lettuce

 

Sunday, May 12 , 2013

  • Training and Development Workshops on Stakeholder Development; Issues Panels
VALOR Fellows prepare for mock panel sessions

VALOR Fellows prepare for mock panel sessions

  • Sponsored Tour and Dessert at Loudoun Farm Museum by the Museum Director and Loudoun County Farm Bureau Women
Admiring the old farm equipment and museum

Admiring the old farm equipment and museum

  • Training and Development Workshops on Crucial Conversations with a Case Study assignment
Class members give Matt Hickey an award for blogging.

Class members give Matt Hickey an award for blogging.

 

Monday, May 13, 2013

  • Jay Yankee Farms Tour and Discussion

    Visiting a farm just outside of DC as he discusses the challenges and opportunities of farming in the area

    Visiting a farm just outside of DC as he discusses the challenges and opportunities of farming in the area

  • Whole Foods Tour with Tracy Zambito, Manager and a sponsored Lunch
  • Welcome to DC, a Smart Phone Scavenger Adventure by City Hunt

    Team building with a custom App and smart phones on the Washington Mall

    Team building with a custom App and smart phones on the Washington Mall

 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013         

  • America’s Promise with Melinda Hudson, Executive VP and Special Assistant to the President for Strategic Planning and Governance

    Traveling around DC

    Traveling around DC

  • Blue Ribbon Taste Reception at the Longworth Building with Congress and Legislative Staff, Sponsored by Farm Credit Foundation
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Thank you Farm Credit for hosting us at your event

VALOR class members talked with Congressman Bob Goodlatte at the recpetion

VALOR class members talked with Congressman Bob Goodlatte at the recpetion

  • Panel and Discussion at USDA withYahaira Lopez, Special Assistant to the Chief of NRCS, Max Finberg, Director, USDA Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
Inside the USDA building

Inside the USDA building

  • Presentations and Questions at American Farm Bureau with Sabrina Matteson, Rural Development Programs, AFB and Gary Matteson, VP, Young, Beginning and Small Farmer, Farm Credit Council
  •  Crucial Conversations Workshop and Role Play with Jill Casten, Director of Training and Development, AFB

 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

  • Meeting with Sarah Bittleman, Senior Agricultural Counselor, Environmental Protection Agency

 

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