Shenandoah County man wins national Farm Bureau honor

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Dana Allen Fisher of Shenandoah County was named the winner of this year’s American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers and Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award.

He was recognized Jan. 14 at the AFBF Annual Convention in Nashville, Tenn.

“We couldn’t be more proud of Dana and all of our Young Farmers Program participants. It’s great to see that they are receiving national recognition for all of their hard work and accomplishments,” said Virginia Farm Bureau Federation President Wayne F. Pryor.
“Young farmers and other young ag professionals are the key to agriculture’s future, and Dana is working hard to make sure agriculture prospers.”

Fisher is an agriculture instructor who teaches classes in leadership, horticulture and natural resources. He also is an FFA advisor and has served on the FFA Foundation board in several roles.

He chairs his county Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers Committee and has served on the VFBF Young Farmers Committee for the past three years.

The Excellence in Agriculture Award recognizes young adults who do not derive the majority of their income from an agricultural operation but actively contribute and grow through their involvement in agriculture, their leadership abilities and participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations.

Fisher will receive his choice of a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado or a 2013 GMC Sierra, courtesy of GM, and registration for this year’s AFBF Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference.

Contact Ron Saacke, director of VFBF Women and Young Farmers, at 804-290-1032.

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