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

Goochland County farmer is re-elected president of Virginia Farm Bureau Federation
Goochland County hay and grain producer Wayne F. Pryor of Hadensville was elected Nov. 29 to a seventh two-year term as president of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation.



Farm Bureau honors Southwest Virginia business leader

Farm Bureau honors Southwest Virginia business leader
Autry O.V. "Pete" DeBusk of Lee County was honored Nov. 28 with Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s 2018 Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award during the VFBF 2018 Annual Convention in Hot Springs.



County Farm Bureaus are recognized for excellence of local programs

County Farm Bureaus are recognized for excellence of local programs
Farm Bureaus in Albemarle, Bland, Campbell, Prince William-Fairfax and Washington were recognized Nov. 27 by Virginia Farm Bureau Federation for their work in educating the public and promoting agriculture and Farm Bureau.



Rockingham County farmer wins Young Farmers Discussion Meet

Rockingham County farmer wins Young Farmers Discussion Meet
Jesse Martin of Rockingham County took top honors Nov. 28 in the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Young Farmers Discussion Meet.



Is your home at risk of a house fire?

Is your home at risk of a house fire?
The start of the winter heating season is an ideal time to assess potential fire risks in your own home.



AFBF vice president: Farmers have ear of Trump administration

AFBF vice president: Farmers have ear of Trump administration
American Farm Bureau Federation Vice President Scott VanderWal said “unprecedented access” to the Trump administration has led to some successes for U.S. farmers this year.



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.



Virginia farmers share outreach efforts

Virginia Farm Bureau county leaders heard local political success stories and learned from each other Nov. 27 during the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation 2018 Annual Convention in Hot Springs. A workshop titled “Taking It On Locally” featured a panel of county Farm Bureau leaders who shared how their organizations have built relationships with their elected officials and addressed local issues that had adverse effects on agriculture.



Farmers urged to keep the pressure on

Farmers urged to keep the pressure on
The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation had a successful year in 2018, achieving membership growth and financial gains, said Wayne F. Pryor, VFBF president. But there are plenty of political challenges ahead, and it’s time for Farm Bureau members to step up their contacts with legislators, Pryor added.



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.



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