Agritouirsm - a loaded word and opportunity in Virginia and the country as a whole. Agritourism by definition is an activity(ies) on a farm that the general public is invited to enjoy. It can range from a winery, a pick-your-own operation, to a corn maze, to whatever your imagination can possibly dream up. It is… Continue reading Love Agritourism and All That It Offers
As the Agricultural Marketing and Development Director for Halifax County, Virginia, I serve in the VADO group AND I am a member of VALOR - Class III. As a bit of background, the Virginia Agriculture Development Officers (VADO) was created by then Sec. of Agriculture Todd Haymore as a means for VDACS and the local counties / cities… Continue reading VALOR and VADO – What a combo!
After only our second seminar, VALOR is proving to be just as amazing as I had hoped. During one of our stops in November, we had the pleasure of meeting Tommy Savage and Kyle Sturgis with Helena Chemical Company. According to their website http://www.helenachemical.com, Helena Chemical "has grown to be one of the nation's foremost… Continue reading Class III – Seminar with Helena Chemical Company
Wow, I can't believe that I made it. I am officially a member of Class III in the VALOR Program and I am honored. I first became aware of the program about a year and a half ago when I met a couple of members of Class II at the Governor's Ag Trade Conference. They spoke… Continue reading Its Just Beginning….