Class III, Seminars

A whirlwind tour of Northern VA agriculture and policy…

Our seminar began with tours of agricultural operations in Loudon County, a unique area where agriculture meets urban development. While this convergence can create many challenges for farmers, some have leveraged the opportunity for growth. Mary Ellen Taylor of Endless Summer Harvest has used her proximity to urban development to capture a niche market for… Continue reading A whirlwind tour of Northern VA agriculture and policy…

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Hot Potato Issue

The sequel classic to Black Belt Jones inspired me while I was reminiscing over November's VALOR tours. If you have not had the pleasure of Jim Kelly's genre busting follow up, please have a quick taste now. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rRODUU5BCA In November we visited an equipment manufacturing firm supplying specialty harvesting equipment to the world for large… Continue reading Hot Potato Issue