Charlotte County man named Farm Bureau Ambassador

Charlotte County man named Farm Bureau Ambassador
Chandler Vaughan of Keysville has been named the 2017 Virginia Farm Bureau Ambassador. He was honored at the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Spring Conference, held March 17-19 in Williamsburg.

            The annual competition is open to anyone 18 to 26 years old who wants to be a spokesperson for agriculture and represent Farm Bureau.

Vaughan is the son of Richard and Lisa Vaughan. He is a student at Virginia Tech, where he is majoring in agribusiness and plans to study horticulture, mechanics and agronomy. He intends to pursue a master’s degree as well.

“I hope to work for an agricultural company upon graduation or become a high school agricultural educator,” Vaughan said. “I will continue to engage myself on the family farm, seeking methods to advance our operation. And I plan to continue to be involved in the community. I firmly believe that the community around me has made me who I am, and I will continue to embody a life of service to those around me.”

Vaughan previously served as a state and high school chapter FFA president and served on the Virginia Cooperative Council board. He was the 2015 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Outstanding Young Agriculturalist.

He is a third-generation farmer and enjoys working on his family’s 60-head beef cattle farm.

Vaughan received a $3,000 cash award from VFBF and the organization’s Women’s Committee, and he will make public appearances and serve as an advocate for agriculture and Farm Bureau. He also will receive a paid trip to the VFBF Annual Convention in Williamsburg.

Runner-up Madison Slaven of Augusta County received a $500 cash award.

With 126,000 members in 88 county Farm Bureaus, VFBF is Virginia’s largest farmers’ advocacy group. Farm Bureau is a non-governmental, nonpartisan, voluntary organization committed to supporting Virginia’s agriculture industry and preserving the Virginia way of life.

Contact Sara Owens, VFBF communications, at 804-290-1133 or Angela Haskovec, VFBF Women’s Program coordinator, at 804-290-1031.


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