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Tobacco & Strong Leaders

For our November Seminar, we traveled to Southside Virginia.  Southwest Virginia and Southside Virginia are kindred spirts due to their involved in growing the golden leaf.  There are many different types of tobacco grown for many different reasons.  Southwest Virginia has traditionally grown burley tobacco (air cured) and Southside has traditionally grown flu cured tobacco… Continue reading Tobacco & Strong Leaders

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Fairytales & Far Away Mystery Lands

Growing up in far Southwest Virginia, stories about Pocahontas and John Smith were  fairytales and Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Richmond were distant lands of mystery.  Traveling to Richmond for the seminar in January was actually my first trip to downtown Richmond and seeing the Capitol.  Unfortunately, I had to leave seminar early and did not get… Continue reading Fairytales & Far Away Mystery Lands