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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.



Carroll County producer is Farm Bureau’s Farm Woman of the Year

Carroll County producer is Farm Bureau’s Farm Woman of the Year
Amanda Parris of Hillsville has been named Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s 2018 Farm Woman of the Year. She was honored during the VFBF Women’s Spring Conference, held March 16-18 in Roanoke.



Women in Agriculture Gathering provides ‘wealth of information’

Women in Agriculture Gathering provides ‘wealth of information’
More than 80 farm women listened to experts, shared ideas and made plans to implement them during the Virginia Women in Agriculture Gathering March 24.



Virginia one of top states for strong residential building codes

Virginia one of top states for strong residential building codes
Virginia ranked second in The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety 2018 Rating the States report. This information assesses the progress of 18 hurricane-prone coastal states along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast in strengthening their residential building codes.



Va. educator receives national honor for agriculture-based lessons

Va. educator receives national honor for agriculture-based lessons
Jennifer Massengill, a science and technology teacher at Hampton Roads Academy in Newport News, is one of eight 2018 Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award recipients.



Augusta County student named Farm Bureau Ambassador

Augusta County student named Farm Bureau Ambassador
Madison Slaven of Weyers Cave has been named the 2018 Virginia Farm Bureau Ambassador. She was honored at the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Spring Conference, held March 16-18 in Roanoke.



Montgomery County dairy couple takes national honor for Excellence in Agriculture

Montgomery County dairy couple takes national honor for Excellence in Agriculture
Casey and Stacey Phillips of Montgomery County were named first runners-up for the 2018 American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award. The competition took place at the AFBF Annual Convention, held Jan. 5-10 in Nashville, Tenn.



Newport News educator named Agriculture in the Classroom’s Teacher of the Year

Newport News educator named Agriculture in the Classroom’s Teacher of the Year
Jennifer Massengill, a science and technology teacher at Hampton Roads Academy, has been named Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom 2018 Teacher of the Year.



Secretariat tours at historic birthplace offer insider information

Secretariat tours at historic birthplace offer insider information
Visitors who tour Secretariat’s historic birthplace get the inside scoop.



Dairy demand creates some concern for farmers

Dairy demand creates some concern for farmers
Jennifer Leech, a Rockbridge County dairy farmer, said she and her family recently were calculating how much milk it would take to make cheese for every pizza in Lexington.



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