Creative Problem Solving, Inaugural

The past, present and future walk into a bar… 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…

About VALOR, Seminars

“Thank you soooooo much.”

The sixth meeting of the VALOR fellows has just concluded, marking the halfway point of our inaugural fellowship.  The group of fellows numbers ten in total, but as we travel (both literally and figuratively) we number 12.  Megan Seibel, the program director, and Kelsey Brunton, who - prior to her "retirement" - was the graduate… Continue reading “Thank you soooooo much.”


Too Cool for Deja Vu

A year into the program with the inaugural VALOR class and there they are...calm, cool, collected, and utterly brilliant.  A true cohort team. As we approach our sixth of 12 seminars at the end of next week, we will have fully completed the first of two years of whirlwind-like programming. We have traversed the state… Continue reading Too Cool for Deja Vu


A Message from the Director

What an honor it is to be serving as the Inaugural Director of the Virginia Agriculture Leaders Obtaining Results (VALOR) Program!  Agriculture today is at an exciting crossroads with regard to the role it plays in social, political and economic issues on local, national and international stages.  With a program like VALOR, we are able to… Continue reading A Message from the Director