Seminars

Session III: Richmond, VFBF Media Training

On January 9th, VALOR fellows traveled to the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation (VFBF) headquarters in Richmond to participate in media training with Norm Hyde and Kathy Dixon. Kathy gave us an informative presentation about "Putting the 'Me' in Media" and how to best formulate and deliver the message we wish to convey in any media… Continue reading Session III: Richmond, VFBF Media Training

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Taking My Own Advice

If the average Joe would look at my background, it may not make sense that I am a High School Career Coach. For those who are familiar with agriculture and what it entails would know that it makes perfect sense. My journey to where I am today is filled with career readiness and leadership opportunities… Continue reading Taking My Own Advice

Class III, Communication

Interviewing 101–Nailing the Message

I’ve spent my career as a marketing and communications professional, crafting and delivering messages both on paper and in front of the camera. Being interviewed has been part of my job for more than 25 years (don’t do the math please!), but I’ve never been so ill at ease talking into a mike than I… Continue reading Interviewing 101–Nailing the Message

Communication, Legislation and Regulations, Political Advocacy, Seminars

Truth In Lobbying

What is your view of lobbying? Or better yet, what is your opinion of a lobbyist? During our Legislative Advocacy and Policy Development Seminar in Richmond, the VALOR fellows had the opportunity to answer that question.  Martha Moore, Vice President of Governmental Relations for Virginia Farm Bureau and Donna Pugh Johnson, Past-president of Virginia Agribusiness Council were… Continue reading Truth In Lobbying

Communication, Legislation and Regulations, Political Advocacy, Seminars

Reblogged: VALOR fellows participate in seminar at Virginia Farm Bureau, General Assembly

Posted by Virginia Farm Bureau Governmental Relations on the Virginia Farm Bureau Plow and Politics blog This week, the inaugural fellows of the Virginia Agriculture Leaders Obtaining results (VALOR) program participated in their fourth of 12 seminars at the Virginia Farm Bureau building and the General Assembly in Richmond. VALOR is a two-year program that focuses… Continue reading Reblogged: VALOR fellows participate in seminar at Virginia Farm Bureau, General Assembly

Communication, Legislation and Regulations, Political Advocacy, Seminars

Ready for Richmond Day One and Two at Virginia Farm Bureau

Agenda for Monday, February 11, 2013 “Truth in Lobbying” - Presented by Martha Moore, Virginia Farm Bureau Governmental Relations and Donna Pugh Johnson, Past-president, Virginia Agribusiness Council  “How Great Leaders Inspire Action” TED Talk: Simon Sinek The Importance of Social Media - We discussed the importance and relevance of social media communication in agriculture and in VALOR. Agenda for Tuesday,… Continue reading Ready for Richmond Day One and Two at Virginia Farm Bureau