Today we woke up in the Mekong delta of Vietnam, south of Ho Chi Minh City. The preferred method of travel in this area is by the river, so we boarded our boat and headed out on the river to see the area. Our first stop today was to a brick kiln where the locals… Continue reading A day in the Mekong Delta
Our first full day in Vietnam was spent learning about the people and the culture of the country we would be spending the next two weeks with. Our first stop was in the small village of Chuc Son where we visited an orphanage and got to use some of our servant leadership skills that we… Continue reading First day in Vietnam
What do you think of when you think of when you think about Agriculture in Florida? Citrus groves and alligator hunting come to mind pretty fast if you watch too much Discovery channel, but as the Valor class on their last trip found out, there is a lot more to agriculture in Florida than you… Continue reading Florida Agriculture: What do you think of?
Our last VALOR trip was to northern Virginia and to visit our nation’s capital, Washington DC. We talked with many government agencies about agriculture policy and how they lobby to help protect the environment and help to sustain agriculture in this country. The group also got to see many different ways that agriculture works in… Continue reading Urban Agriculture
Seminar 3 of our VALOR experience was in the Shenandoah Valley and was focused on communicating our industry of agriculture. We talked to a lot of great people on this Seminar, from all of the people that gave their time to spend an evening doing interviews with them, to all of the farm stops. Each… Continue reading Learning From the Past
The VALOR class ended up in Suffolk Va for our second seminar and I have to say I was very impressed with the people we met and the agriculture we got to see on the eastern shore. Being from the Valley on the western side of the state I was excited to learn about the… Continue reading Eastern Shore Agriculture
What is Agriculture? It seems like a simple question. This was one of the questions that I was asked in my interview to join the Valor II group. I have worked and lived in the agriculture all of my life and yet I found it exceedingly difficult to answer such a simple question that I… Continue reading What is Agriculture?