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Southampton farmer re-elected to Farm Bureau board

 Southampton farmer re-elected to Farm Bureau board
Southampton County cotton and peanut producer Marvin L. Everett Jr. of Capron was elected Nov. 30 to a fifth three-year term on the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board of directors.



Pittsylvania County farmer re-elected to Farm Bureau board

Pittsylvania County farmer re-elected to Farm Bureau board
Pittsylvania County beef, poultry and tobacco producer Robert J. Mills Jr. of Callands was elected Nov. 30 to a third three-year term on the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board of directors.



Farmers need to counter farming falsehoods with the truth

Farmers need to counter farming falsehoods with the truth
“The general public is a little bit suspicious of modern agriculture,” but farmers have the ability to change their minds. That was the message from Vance Crowe, director of millennial engagement for Monsanto, who spoke Nov. 30 at the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s 2017 Annual Convention in Williamsburg.



Tazewell County farmer re-elected to Farm Bureau board

Tazewell County farmer re-elected to Farm Bureau board
Tazewell County cattle producer Emily Fisher Edmondson of Chilhowie was elected Nov. 30 to a fourth three-year term on the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board of directors.



Henry County farmer re-elected to Farm Bureau board

Henry County farmer re-elected to Farm Bureau board
Beef cattle and hay producer Gordon R. Metz of Martinsville was elected Nov. 30 to an 11th three-year term on the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board of directors.



Orange County farmer re-elected to Farm Bureau board

Orange County farmer re-elected to Farm Bureau board
Beef producer Thomas E. Graves of Orange was elected Nov. 30 to a fourth three-year term on the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board of directors.



Smyth County farmers honored for achievements

Smyth County farmers honored for achievements
Justin and Lori McClellan of Smyth County have been named winners of the 2017 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Achievement Award.



American Farm Bureau president says now is the time for progress

American Farm Bureau president says now is the time for progress
If American farmers and ranchers remain united and persistent, there’s a good chance to make real progress on several national issues, said Vincent “Zippy” Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation.



Four county Farm Bureaus recognized for excellence of local programs

Four county Farm Bureaus recognized for excellence of local programs
Farm Bureaus in the counties of Bedford, Craig, King William and Patrick were recognized Nov. 29 by Virginia Farm Bureau Federation for their work in educating the public and promoting agriculture and Farm Bureau.



Farm Bureau honors three agriculture leaders for their service

Farm Bureau honors three agriculture leaders for their service
Three leading members of Virginia’s agriculture community were honored Nov. 29 with Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s 2017 Distinguished Service Awards during the VFBF Annual Convention in Williamsburg.



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