During the Northern Virginia/Washington D.C. seminar I had a truly unique experience in Purcellville, VA. I got to try “microgreens” while touring Endless Summer Harvest. Endless Summer Harvest is a family-owned and operated hydroponic commercial agribusiness. They take great pride in providing locally grown, pesticide free lettuces, gourmet greens, and herbs. Mary Ellen Taylor, president… Continue reading Micro……What?

Education and Awareness

Opportunities in Agriculture

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


MeadWestvaco Paper Company

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