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 Sunday, May 12 , 2013 Training and Development Workshops on Stakeholder Development; Issues Panels Sponsored Tour and Dessert at Loudoun Farm Museum by the Museum Director… Continue reading Flashback to the Washington DC Seminar
We are delighted to share the, first ever, VALOR Newsletter. Follow this link to view and download. http://issuu.com/valeadersor/docs/newsletter1 The newsletter provides pictures, seminar summaries, and quotes from the class! Check it out and tell us what you think.
Published on TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013, Plow and Politics Virginia celebrates National Ag Day Happy National Agriculture Day! To celebrate, we found an article by Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent Scott Reiter in Prince George County with current statistics that you may or may not have known about American and Virginia agriculture. American agriculture: generations nourishing generations… Continue reading Reblogged: Virginia celebrates National Ag Day
VALOR class members were in Richmond, Va., from Feb. 11-14, 2013 to learn about legislative advocacy and policy development. While meeting with Martha Moore of Virginia Farm Bureau Governmental Relations and Donna Pugh Johnson, past-president, Virginia Agribusiness Council, the class received firsthand information about lobbying and relationship building. The seasoned lobbyists shared the importance of… Continue reading Reblogged: Ready for Richmond: Leadership and legislation in action
Posted by Virginia Farm Bureau Governmental Relations on the Virginia Farm Bureau Plow and Politics blog This week, the inaugural fellows of the Virginia Agriculture Leaders Obtaining results (VALOR) program participated in their fourth of 12 seminars at the Virginia Farm Bureau building and the General Assembly in Richmond. VALOR is a two-year program that focuses… Continue reading Reblogged: VALOR fellows participate in seminar at Virginia Farm Bureau, General Assembly
please click on any of the photos below for an enlarged view Agenda for Thursday, February 14, 2013 Office Visits with General Assembly members if scheduled Meeting with the Governor and Cabinet Representatives - The class had the opportunity to hear from Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore and Deputy Secretary of Agriculture and… Continue reading Ready for Richmond: Day Four in the Patrick Henry building
Agenda for Wednesday, February 13, 2013 Virginia House Agriculture Committee Meeting Meeting with Delegate Robert “Bobby” Orrock VALOR Introduction from House Floor and Start of Session … Continue reading Ready for Richmond: Day Three at the Capitol
From the Field is a bi-monthly column written by Mark Campbell, Farm Bureau Field Services Director for the Central District. He writes about Farm Bureau member benefits and County Farm Bureau activities. Sustainability is the hot buzz word that everyone talks about these days. Some people have different definitions of the word, but Wikipedia defines… Continue reading Reblogged: Sustainability, the New Buzz Word
Agenda for Monday, February 11, 2013 “Truth in Lobbying” - Presented by Martha Moore, Virginia Farm Bureau Governmental Relations and Donna Pugh Johnson, Past-president, Virginia Agribusiness Council “How Great Leaders Inspire Action” TED Talk: Simon Sinek The Importance of Social Media - We discussed the importance and relevance of social media communication in agriculture and in VALOR. Agenda for Tuesday,… Continue reading Ready for Richmond Day One and Two at Virginia Farm Bureau
"I know of no pursuit in life in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's care." – President George Washington “It will not be doubted that with reference either to individual or… Continue reading What did Past President’s have to say about Agriculture?