Class III, Uncategorized

Turkey Day!

The third cohort of VALOR fellows were fortunate enough to have our fifth seminar in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. I may be biased, but there is no better place than Virginia’s largest agricultural county (in terms of gross receipts) to learn about agricultural leadership. And when you are in Rockingham County, the unofficial turkey capital,… Continue reading Turkey Day!


Can We Forget Hoboken? The United States has a poultry problem, and the unheralded follow up to "A Christmas Story", Peter Billingsley provides us with but one of the many issues we have to face. Our most recent VALOR experience took us to the Shenandoah Valley, where we were given the opportunity to meet and discuss several issues… Continue reading Can We Forget Hoboken?

Creative Problem Solving, Knowledge of a Changing Industry, Seminars

Making lemonade when many lemons are suddenly about…

The VALOR fellows found themselves touring the Shenandoah Valley for seminar 3, which somehow seemed eerily familiar to me.  On the afternoon of day 3 we found ourselves (again) in Rockingham County, and you can't talk about agriculture in Rockingham County without talking about poultry, and more specifically, turkeys. First up for the afternoon was… Continue reading Making lemonade when many lemons are suddenly about…