About VALOR, Seminars

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   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

Education and Awareness

Reblogged: Virginia celebrates National Ag Day

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

Communication, Legislation and Regulations, Political Advocacy, Seminars

Reblogged: Ready for Richmond: Leadership and legislation in action

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

Communication, Legislation and Regulations, Political Advocacy, Seminars

Reblogged: VALOR fellows participate in seminar at Virginia Farm Bureau, General Assembly

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

Legislation and Regulations, Political Advocacy, Seminars

Ready for Richmond: Day Four in the Patrick Henry building

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

Legislation and Regulations, Political Advocacy, Seminars

Ready for Richmond: Day Three at the Capitol

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