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Farm Bureau to help honor ag entrepreneur in Va. Women’s Monument

Farm Bureau to help honor ag entrepreneur in Va. Women’s Monument
The state’s largest agricultural organization has made a significant donation to honor an ag entrepreneur in the Virginia Women’s Monument.



Farm Bureau members can attend free Medicare seminars

Farm Bureau members can attend free Medicare seminars
Medicare is complicated, but Virginia Farm Bureau makes it easier to understand this important healthcare coverage with free educational seminars around the state.



On Real Virginia: Food banks receiving steady flow of fresh milk

On <em>Real Virginia</em>: Food banks receiving steady flow of fresh milk

Learn how the state’s agricultural community is making sure food banks have plenty of milk for those in need.




Wythe County expo center to highlight area’s largest industry

Wythe County expo center to highlight area’s largest industry
Wythe County’s new 90,000-square-foot Appalachian Regional Exposition Center is expected to generate over $3 million for the area by its fifth year in operation.



Preventive care results in fewer illnesses

Preventive care results in fewer illnesses
Preventive care consists of measures taken to prevent illnesses rather than cure them or treat their symptoms. Most health insurance plans include coverage of preventive care, which benefits both the consumer and health insurance companies through early detection and reduced health care spending.



On Real Virginia: Farmers, schools serve up local foods

On Real Virginia: Farmers, schools serve up local foods
This month on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program, you can see how locally sourced foods served in schools benefit whole communities. The show also features Southwest Virginia farmers who are cooking up a new opportunity in the form of maple syrup.



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.



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 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.



Hanover insurance agent succeeds using the Golden Rule

Hanover insurance agent succeeds using the Golden Rule

Last year’s Ralph Stokes Award winner, Chris Adams of Hanover County, was recognized by his peers for the characteristics the organization’s highest honor celebrates.




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