VALOR stands for Virginia Agriculture Leaders Obtaining Results. Although our platform is agriculture we will be evaluating leadership in the industry and ourselves. For Session II we completed the Strengths Finder Assessment. It is a 100+ questionnaire and out of a bank of 34 options you are given a ranking of your top 5 Strengths.… Continue reading Soar With Your Strengths, Manage Your Weaknesses
A visit to Ingleside Winery
Port day! During our day at the ports in Norfolk, we had the pleasure of viewing trade in Virginia from two unique viewpoints: first by learning the ins and outs of the Port of Virginia as a whole, and second by walking through Perdue Agribusiness' Deep Water Port and discussing the products that flow through… Continue reading Port Day!
Yes, it is true--when you decide to make your passion your "job" you don't work another day in life! There are great rewards to entrepreneurship: in control of your time, meeting influential people, traveling to different places, being given a platform to share your talents. It does seem that entrepreneurs "don't work...have it easy...happy-go-lucky." This is an… Continue reading The Entrepreneur’s Journey
Hello! First, let me explain my name....my real name is Frank Albert Johnson, Jr., from Warsaw, VA, located on Virginia's Northern Neck Peninsula. During the first VALOR session on September 30, 2016, we all were trying to recite names of the newly met class members. Well, I was called "Kevin"! So, I figured as an… Continue reading The Guy Called Kevin
Virginia, roughly shaped like a triangle (per my fantastic drawing above), is home to two distinct population curves. The more common one, called the Golden Crescent, is home to approximately 6.1 million people, and if it were a state, it would be second in the nation for college degrees, wealth, etc. It stretches from the… Continue reading I Expect MORE
...it was tense. VALOR as I have come to know it is over. True. There is one more seminar and graduation coming up in July yet, so the VALOR Fellowship for the members of the Inaugural Class is not really over per se. But, VALOR as twelve passengers in a van commenting on "attempted murder"… Continue reading The past, present and future walk into a bar…