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VALOR Seminar VI – Southwest, Virginia

Is hemp the new tobacco? Listening to William Fannon talks about tobacco cultivation in southwest Virginia is a harsh reminder that nothing lasts forever. His daughter Amy and fellow VALOR IV cohort reminisce that Tobacco used to bring in extra money at Christmas time but for many tobacco growers in southwest Virginia, those days are… Continue reading VALOR Seminar VI – Southwest, Virginia

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Southwest Virginia: Culture and Agriculture

It's hard to believe that we have just completed the first year of the VALOR program.  Wow, what an experience!  And, the latest seminar in Southwest Virginia was one of the most memorable seminars so far!  Southwest Virginia has such a distinct culture, and this cultural uniqueness was evident throughout the trip.  It was one… Continue reading Southwest Virginia: Culture and Agriculture