This seminar we were able to learn about the Mennonite Culture and how it has shaped and influenced the agriculture in the Shenandoah Valley, specifically, Rockingham County. Having grown up the Valley, I thought I was somewhat versed in the Mennonite ways and lifestyle. I guess that is part of growing up, you realize what… Continue reading The View from the Backside of an Oatsmobile
At our last VALOR seminar in the Northern VA/ Washington D.C. area, we had a great time visiting different farms and agricultural venues in an urban setting. I particularly enjoyed visiting with Mary Ann from Endless Summer Harvest and enjoying fresh salad from their facility. I really enjoyed sharing this visit with my students as… Continue reading Endless Summer Harvest
On our trip to the Eastern Shore, we learned not only about the diverse production agriculture on the shore, but we also had the opportunity to visit with Mr. Bill Jardine and his son, Brian, of Quail Cove Farms. Both of these gentleman shared about their unique challenges with soil, weed and pest management in… Continue reading Quail Cove Farms
(pictures from Amadas Website) Two weeks ago, on our VALOR III seminar, we had the privilege of meeting Mr. John Wagner from Amadas Industries to give us a tour of the Amadas Production plant as well as the Amadas Coach line. Mr. Wagner shared with us the history and vision of the company and how… Continue reading AMADAS Industries and Coach
I am excited to be a part of the VALOR Class III fellows and learn from some of the best agricultural leaders the Commonwealth has to offer! I have one younger brother and lots of furry siblings 🙂 I did not grow up on a farm; however, my father did and I guess he never… Continue reading The best is yet to come!