Legislation and Regulations, Political Advocacy, Seminars, Uncategorized

Leaving Procrastination Station

My last post I gave a Top Ten list of things learned/gained from Seminar II.  The number one being: "...blogging needs to be done asap." Here I am less than week out from Seminar IV and I'm just now posting about Seminar III. Really there's no good excuse for procrastination.  In high school I had… Continue reading Leaving Procrastination Station

Education and Awareness, Legislation and Regulations, Seminars

Let me tell you a story…

Ah, Richmond. The capitol of Virginia; home of the oldest elected legislative body in the New World. Mother of Presidents (the state, that is). Steeped in history and tradition. It reminds me every time I go why I appreciate where I live…for a multitude of reasons. But I’m not a fan of politics; never have… Continue reading Let me tell you a story…

Seminars

Session III: Richmond, VFBF Media Training

On January 9th, VALOR fellows traveled to the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation (VFBF) headquarters in Richmond to participate in media training with Norm Hyde and Kathy Dixon. Kathy gave us an informative presentation about "Putting the 'Me' in Media" and how to best formulate and deliver the message we wish to convey in any media… Continue reading Session III: Richmond, VFBF Media Training

Creative Problem Solving, Seminars, Uncategorized

Soar With Your Strengths, Manage Your Weaknesses

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

Class III, Seminars

Sernick Group – South Africa

VALOR Class III fellows had the pleasure of learning about the South African beef cattle industry during our international seminar. We started our day with an early morning drive to the town of Heilbron where we met with Solomon Maseou, an emerging farmer. Solomon farms on 600 hectares of land that was purchased by the… Continue reading Sernick Group – South Africa