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Goochland County farmer re-elected president of Virginia Farm Bureau Federation

Goochland County beef and grain producer Wayne F. Pryor of Hadensville was elected Dec. 1 to a sixth two-year term as president of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation.



Farm Bureau honors three agriculture leaders for distinguished service

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation honored three of its longtime volunteer leaders Nov. 30 with Distinguished Service Awards.



Pittsylvania County farmers honored for achievements

Chris and Patricia Haskins of Pittsylvania County have been named winners of the 2016 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Achievement Award.



Farm Bureau president: Whether focus is crops or politics, farmers always looking to next year

Even as the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation celebrated 90 years of service to Virginia agriculture at its 2016 Annual Convention in Hot Springs, the organization’s president issued a call to stay focused on the future.



Political analyst offers insights on recent election

Asked to sum up 2016 from a political analyst’s perspective, Dr. Robert Holsworth called it “perhaps the most remarkable year that I have watched” and “the year everything we thought we knew about politics was wrong.”



County Farm Bureaus recognized for excellence of local programs

Farm Bureaus in the counties of Greensville, Isle of Wight, Mecklenburg, Powhatan, Rockingham, Tazewell and Wythe were recognized Nov. 30 by Virginia Farm Bureau Federation for their work in educating the public and promoting agriculture and Farm Bureau.



Consumers say best information comes straight from farmers' mouths

During a Nov. 29 panel discussion at the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation 2016 Annual Convention, five diverse consumers gave farmers insight into their food-shopping decisions.



Pollinator plan to help bees; feed directive takes effect Jan. 1

Bees are essential to pollinating crops and have been on the decline for decades. Honeybee losses continue to afflict U.S. beekeepers and agriculture producers and can happen for numerous reasons. One piece of that puzzle is pesticide use, according to Liza Fleeson Trossbach, program manager for the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Office of Pesticide Services.



Young Farmers honor Kubota representative

The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Committee honored Teresa Guill of Lexington, a regional sales representative for Kubota Tractor Corp., with its 2016 Warren Beach Award for her outstanding contributions to the VFBF Young Farmers Program.The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Committee honored Teresa Guill of Lexington, a regional sales representative for Kubota Tractor Corp., with its 2016 Warren Beach Award for her outstanding contributions to the VFBF Young Farmers Program.



Pittsylvania County educator wins Young Farmers Discussion Meet

Dr. Jessica Jones, an agriculture education teacher and FFA advisor at Tunstall High School in Pittsylvania County, took top honors Nov. 29 in the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Young Farmers Discussion Meet.



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