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Lee County Extension agent a semifinalist in national competition

Lee County Extension agent a semifinalist in national competition
Amy Fannon, a Virginia Cooperative Extension unit coordinator in Lee County, reached the semifinal round of competition in the 2018 American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet. The competition took place at the AFBF Annual Convention, held Jan. 5-10 in Nashville, Tenn.



Smyth County couple named national runners-up for farming award

Smyth County couple named national runners-up for farming award
Justin and Lori McClellan of Smyth County were named first runners-up for the 2018 American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award. The competition took place at the AFBF Annual Convention, held Jan. 5-10 in Nashville, Tenn.



Farm Bureau women receive accolades at conference

Farm Bureau women receive accolades at conference
Three women were recognized March 17 for their contributions to agriculture and their communities during the 2018 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Spring Conference.



Thousands of Virginia children learned about agriculture during literacy week

Thousands of Virginia children learned about agriculture during literacy week
Armed with books, beekeeper suits and real honey and honeycomb, volunteers read to thousands of students during the Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom program’s annual Agriculture Literacy Week March 5-9.



Va. farmer remains Corn Wars record holder

Va. farmer remains Corn Wars record holder
Since 2015, David Hula of Charles City County has held the world record for the highest corn yield in the National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest. He’s also the contestant every farmer wants to beat in season two of RFD-TV’s Corn Wars.



‘Just Drive’ to minimize distractions behind the wheel

‘Just Drive’ to minimize distractions behind the wheel

It’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and Farm Bureau and other organizations are asking motorists to do just one thing while they’re driving—drive.




Farmers watching farm bill progress intently

Farmers watching farm bill progress intently
The nation’s top farm legislation is up for renewal this year. But delays in producing the first draft of the 2018 Farm Bill, in addition to four years of declining crop prices, have many farmers concerned.



Virginia farmer remains ‘Corn Wars’ record holder

Virginia farmer remains ‘Corn Wars’ record holder
Since 2015, David Hula of Charles City County has held the world record for the highest corn yield in the National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest. He’s also the contestant every farmer wants to beat in season two of RFD-TV’s Corn Wars.



Educational program receives $35k from Farm Bureau women

Educational program receives $35k from Farm Bureau women
Officials announced March 18 at the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Spring Conference that VFBF Women’s Program participants had raised more than $35,000 for Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom.



Specialist tells farmers, ‘We have to do more’

Specialist tells farmers, ‘We have to do more’
When it comes to forming opinions on food, today’s consumers are at least a little confused, noted Dr. Paige Pratt, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation grassroots development specialist.



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