It’s been a year since my last blog… (tisk tisk) I’m about to have a critical conversation with you. Please listen patiently as I guarantee I’ve strayed off topic, but I swear this is earnest. VALOR has been great but with farm and family life I have been a bit distracted. The farm, of which… Continue reading The Lesson of VALOR
Share your story. This week VALOR III Fellows met in Northern Virginia to learn and discuss agriculture. The field is so vast that my last statement could require a million more words to define it. This week was focused on urban agriculture on some days and national agriculture policy on others. It makes sense. Northern… Continue reading Share your story.
Wednesday we met with Andrew Smith of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation. He is the Senior Assistant Director for VAFB Governmental Relations. VAFB is a grassroots organization. Is essence, Andrew is part of a team that puts into action ideas that VAFB producer members have developed. “Virginia Farm Bureau Federation successfully represents farmers in Richmond and… Continue reading Walk with Purpose.
When I used to think of crop production it envisioned rusty equipment clacking across the field. The vision I had was covered in dust, mud, sweat and exertion. I pictured heat and rain and glorious discomfort as hard working people put the definition in tough and the grit in GRIT. There was plenty of doubt… Continue reading Precision Ag in Action
Hello. I am Will Hatcher and I’m a Fellow of Valor Class III. I am husband to my awesome wife Josanna. I am dad to adult step-daughter Eimile who is living in NYC. I am dad to Tristan who is almost 5 and his little sister Olivia who is 2 1/2. Tristan is fond of knock-knock jokes and… Continue reading Will Hatcher