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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.



Farm Bureau hay bale contest accepting entries

Farm Bureau hay bale contest accepting entries
Entries are being accepted through Nov. 1 for the annual Hay Bale Decorating Contest sponsored by Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s Women’s Committee.



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.



Va. Agriculture in the Classroom receives national grant

Va. Agriculture in the Classroom receives national grant
Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom is one of six programs that recently received a grant from the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization.



Help teachers by donating ag education supplies

Help teachers by donating ag education supplies
Anyone with an interest in education can donate agriculture-related resources to a nearby teacher through Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom Adopt-a-Teacher program.



New State Fair exhibit will honor Secretariat owner

New State Fair exhibit will honor Secretariat owner
A new exhibit paying tribute to Penny Chenery, owner of Triple Crown champion Secretariat, will debut at the State Fair of Virginia. The exhibit, which will honor her legacy at the birthplace of Secretariat, will serve as the highlight of the Meadow Hall tours during the fair.



Farm Bureau supports students’ goals with scholarships

Farm Bureau supports students’ goals with scholarships
County Farm Bureaus in Virginia invested in their communities’ future by offering more than $153,000 in scholarship funds in 2017.



Teachers, organizations can apply for AITC grants

Teachers, organizations can apply for AITC grants
Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom program is offering more than $30,000 to help educators and related groups integrate agriculture into classroom curriculums.



Extension, American Farm Bureau working to prevent rural opioid abuse

Extension, American Farm Bureau working to prevent rural opioid abuse
Virginia Cooperative Extension has been awarded a grant to help with the opioid crisis affecting Virginians, especially those in rural areas.



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.



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