I wasn't really sure what to expect during our trip to Southside Virginia. This is a part of our state that I have visited quite few times personally but never in the context of the agriculture industry. We hit the ground running as always when we arrived in Danville. Our first visit was to JTI… Continue reading Southside: One of Virginia’s “Extremes”
What an amazing experience in the Northern Neck & Tangier Island! This was my first time to Tangier and I found the unique culture and way of life to be a breath of fresh air. As always we visited numerous locations and I had an opportunity to learn so much about aquaculture. Our first stop… Continue reading The Northern Neck & Tangier
The VALOR trip to South Carolina and Georgia was a whirlwind and I learned so much. It has taken me some time to process all of the information I absorbed during our week long trip. It also gave me an opportunity to get to know the other fellows in a deeper way as it was… Continue reading Sweet Vie-Day-Yuh Onions
The Seminar IV trip to Northern Virginia/DC was a unique experience. We learned about the challenges that come with urban agriculture and some of the unexpected benefits of serving an affluent population. We saw both ends of the spectrum in terms of accessibility to nutritious food. One of the highlights of the trip was visiting… Continue reading What are Microgreens?
The VALOR trip to Richmond was extremely informative in so many ways. I enjoyed learning more about the legislative process, Farm Bureau's lobbying efforts, and the Myers-Briggs assessment. As always, the opportunity to review my preferences and how they contribute to my professional and personal relationships was helpful in so many ways. I found… Continue reading Lights, camera, action.
I had the privilege of learning so much during the VALOR Class IV's first traveling seminar. We visited the Tidewater and Eastern Shore regions of Virginia. This was my first time seeing the Eastern Shore which was very interesting. It is amazing when I consider the extreme differences in many of Virginia's regions from the… Continue reading A Legacy of Peanuts
I am incredibly honored to be a fellow in Class IV of VALOR. I am grateful for this opportunity to grow professionally and have a deeper understanding of the industry. Having met my VALOR peers at the first seminar I am incredibly impressed with their diverse backgrounds and I am excited to develop new relationships… Continue reading Life is Calling….