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Washington County educator wins Excellence in Agriculture Award

Sarah Scyphers of Washington County is this year’s Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Excellence in Agriculture Award winner. She was recognized July 30 during the VFBF Young Farmers Summer Expo.




Washington County farmer receives national recognition

Mindy McCroskey of Washington County recently was named runner-up for the American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award. The competition took place at the 2016 Annual AFBF Convention, held Jan. 10-13 in Orlando, Fla.



Farm Bureau, George Washington Regional Commission receive award for Meadow historic designation

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with the George Washington Regional Commission, recently received a 2015 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation.



Three Virginia young farmers receive national honors

For the first time ever, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation had finalists in all three Young Farmers & Ranchers competitions at the annual American Farm Bureau Federation convention.



Loudoun County farmer wins national Farm Bureau Discussion Meet

Chris Van Vlack of Loudoun County recently took top honors in the American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet competition. The competition took place at the 2016 AFBF Annual Convention, held Jan. 10-13 in Orlando, Fla.



Bedford County farmers receive national recognition

Sam and Ashley Gardner of Bedford County recently were named runners-up for the American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award. The competition took place at the 2016 AFBF Annual Convention, held Jan. 10-13 in Orlando, Fla.





Shenandoah County woman named Farm Bureau Ambassador

Whitney Bowman was named the 2015 Virginia Farm Bureau Ambassador on March 21 at the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Conference in Roanoke.



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

Jeannie Dudding of New Castle was named Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s 2015 Farm Woman of the Year March 21 during the VFBF Women’s Conference in Roanoke.



Lunenburg County farmer and educator receives first Farm Bureau Lady Leader recognition

Dr. Dixie Watts Dalton of Kenbridge was named the first honoree in the Virginia Farm Bureau Lady Leader recognition program March 21 at the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Conference in Roanoke.



Three Virginia farmers recognized as outstanding farm employees

Glenn Chappell III of Dinwiddie County, Aaron Crowgey of Wythe County and Roger Scott of Culpeper County were recognized as this year’s Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Outstanding Young Farm Employees.




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