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Young Farmers to compete for national honors, prizes at AFBF event

Winners of three Virginia Farm Bureau Federation competitions will compete against their peers from across the nation at the 2019 American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention.



Virginia Young Farmers to compete nationally in January

Winners of three Virginia Farm Bureau Federation competitions will compete against their peers from across the nation at the 2019 American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention.



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.



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.



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.



Canines can compete for top farm dog of the year

Canines can compete for top farm dog of the year
Virginia farmers are invited to enter their four-legged farmhands in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Farm Dog of the Year Contest.



Students can enter 2019 Ag Day essay contest

Students can enter 2019 Ag Day essay contest
High school students have until Jan. 31, 2019, to submit entries for the National Ag Day essay and video essay contest, sponsored by the Agriculture Council of America.



Northern Neck newspaper again wins top journalistic honor

Northern Neck newspaper again wins top journalistic honor
The Rappahannock Record in Kilmarnock captured Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s 2018 Ishee-Quann Award, the top honor in Farm Bureau’s annual Journalism Awards program. The newspaper, which serves readers in part of the state’s Northern Neck, also won the non-daily newspaper category for the third consecutive year and for the 12th year in the past 14.



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.



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