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Lee County Extension agent named first runner-up in national contest

Lee County Extension agent named first runner-up in national contest
Amy G. Fannon of Pennington Gap was named first runner-up for the 2019 American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award. The competition took place at the AFBF Annual Convention, held Jan. 11-16 in New Orleans.



Nottoway County couple place third in national farming award program

Nottoway County couple place third in national farming award program
John and Lydia Shepherd of Nottoway County were awarded third place in the 2019 American  Farm Bureau FederationYoung Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award program. The competition took place at the AFBF Annual Convention, held Jan. 11-16  in New Orleans.



Lee County Extension agent wins Excellence in Agriculture Award

Lee County Extension agent wins Excellence in Agriculture Award
Amy G. Fannon of Pennington Gap is this year’s Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Excellence in Agriculture Award winner. She was recognized Aug. 3 during the VFBF Young Farmers Summer Expo in Richmond.



Botetourt student is named Outstanding Young Agriculturalist

Botetourt student is named Outstanding Young Agriculturalist
Claire E. Seibel of Botetourt County was named this year’s Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Outstanding Young Agriculturalist. She was recognized Aug. 3 at the VFBF Young Farmers Summer Expo in Richmond.



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.



Va. Young Farmers win national awards at AFBF centennial convention

Virginia Young Farmers once again garnered national recognition as they competed at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s centennial convention Jan. 11-16.



Lee County Extension agent a semifinalist in national competition

Lee County Extension agent a semifinalist in national competition
Amy Fannon, a Virginia Cooperative Extension unit coordinator in Lee County, reached the semifinal round of competition in the 2018 American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet. The competition took place at the AFBF Annual Convention, held Jan. 5-10 in Nashville, Tenn.



Montgomery County dairy couple takes national honor for Excellence in Agriculture

Montgomery County dairy couple takes national honor for Excellence in Agriculture
Casey and Stacey Phillips of Montgomery County were named first runners-up for the 2018 American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award. The competition took place at the AFBF Annual Convention, held Jan. 5-10 in Nashville, Tenn.



Recently formed Young Farmers group at community college receives grant

Recently formed Young Farmers group at community college receives grant
The Wytheville Community College Young Farmers recently were recognized with a Collegiate Farm Bureau Mini-Grant of $500 from the American Farm Bureau Federation.



Summer expo open to young adults interested in farming

Summer expo open to young adults interested in farming
The anual Virginia Farm Bureau Young Farmers Summer Expo gives young adults an opportunity to learn more about agriculture and network with other young farm supporters.



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