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Nottoway County farmers honored for achievements

Nottoway County farmers honored for achievements
John and Lydia Shepherd of Nottoway County have been named the 2018 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers of the Year Achievement Award winners.



Young Farmers honor Virginia Farm Bureau executive and wife with Warren Beach Award

Young Farmers honor Virginia Farm Bureau executive and wife with Warren Beach Award
The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Committee has recognized Clay and Maryanne Francis of Richmond with their 2018 Warren Beach Award for their outstanding contributions to the VFBF Young Farmers Program.



Botetourt student is named Outstanding Young Agriculturalist

Botetourt student is named Outstanding Young Agriculturalist
Claire E. Seibel of Botetourt County was named this year’s Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Outstanding Young Agriculturalist. She was recognized Aug. 3 at the VFBF Young Farmers Summer Expo in Richmond.



Canines can compete for top farm dog of the year

Canines can compete for top farm dog of the year
Virginia farmers are invited to enter their four-legged farmhands in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Farm Dog of the Year Contest.



Students can enter 2019 Ag Day essay contest

Students can enter 2019 Ag Day essay contest
High school students have until Jan. 31, 2019, to submit entries for the National Ag Day essay and video essay contest, sponsored by the Agriculture Council of America.



Northern Neck newspaper again wins top journalistic honor

Northern Neck newspaper again wins top journalistic honor
The Rappahannock Record in Kilmarnock captured Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s 2018 Ishee-Quann Award, the top honor in Farm Bureau’s annual Journalism Awards program. The newspaper, which serves readers in part of the state’s Northern Neck, also won the non-daily newspaper category for the third consecutive year and for the 12th year in the past 14.



Bedford County farmer and nurse practitioner receives Farm Bureau Lady Leader recognition

Bedford County farmer and nurse practitioner receives Farm Bureau Lady Leader recognition
Dr. Amy E. Johnson of Bedford was honored through the Virginia Farm Bureau Lady Leader recognition program March 17 at the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Spring Conference in Roanoke.



Media: Now is the time to shine! Submit your entry for VFBF’s Journalism Awards!

Media: Now is the time to shine! Submit your entry for VFBF’s Journalism Awards!
The 2018 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Journalism Awards program is accepting entries through Sept. 3.



Lee County agent, Botetourt student honored at Young Farmers event

Lee County agent, Botetourt student honored at Young Farmers event
Two young adults committed to agriculture were recognized Aug. 3 during the 2018 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Summer Expo.



Lee County Extension agent wins Excellence in Agriculture Award

Lee County Extension agent wins Excellence in Agriculture Award
Amy G. Fannon of Pennington Gap is this year’s Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Excellence in Agriculture Award winner. She was recognized Aug. 3 during the VFBF Young Farmers Summer Expo in Richmond.



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