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Meeting with VA Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Bettina Ring

Our January seminar in Richmond featured numerous highlights.  Meeting Virginia’s Ag Secretary Bettina Ring and her staff ranked at the very top.  Our meeting with Secretary Ring was the first we had with a government official. Virginia agriculture is in great hands with her experience, leadership and team.  Secretary Ring graduated from Virginia Tech with… Continue reading Meeting with VA Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Bettina Ring

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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

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But does it work in the “real world”?

"We shouldn't use the word 'test' to describe these assessments," Dr. Crystal Tyler-Mackey said as she was introducing the purpose of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to our class during session three. "The word 'test' makes it seem that there is a right or wrong answer, when, actually, there isn't. These results are just your preference."… Continue reading But does it work in the “real world”?