I have been contemplating what to write for a while and decided to pull out my notes from the various seminars we have attended. I will share the quotes that really inspired me to stop, think, and ultimately to begin engaging. I hope you enjoy. “Agriculture will be the last job standing.” These six powerful words… Continue reading Stop! Think! Engage!
Agriculture has an impact on every person in the world. There are so many facets, that I sincerely believe a person could be immersed in the field a lifetime and only touch the surface of the many dimensions, opportunities, and experiences available in Agriculture. Americans often take for granted having safe and healthy, high quality, economical,… Continue reading Opportunities in Agriculture
During the third VALOR Seminar in the Shenandoah Valley, we had the opportunity to visit and tour MeadWestvaco Paper Mill (MWV) in Covington, Virginia. The Covington mill competes in a global paper and packaging market, exporting about 45% of its production to markets outside of North America. The mill employs about 1,200 people to manufacture high… Continue reading MeadWestvaco Paper Company
As I come back from spending a wonderful holiday with family and friends and begin my preparation for the next Virginia Agriculture Leaders Obtaining Results seminar, I began pondering exactly what impact does agriculture have on making my Christmas experiences memorable, joyful, and fulfilling? Here are my thoughts. 1. The live Christmas tree with its… Continue reading A Holiday Perspective
Basically VALOR is a program designed for people who are passionate about Agriculture and its future. VALOR participants have a desire to learn about local, national, and international Agriculture and to be immersed in the field through 9 regional seminars. Throughout the program, the class will have the opportunity to interact with industry leaders and… Continue reading What’s VALOR?
Wow, who would have thought introducing yourself could be so difficult. I guess, I will start with the basics. My name is Teresa Lindberg. I grew up on a small family farm in West Virginia and was active in 4-H and in the National FFA organization. These organizations provided me with the foundation to begin what I call my "agricultural… Continue reading Introduction Post