For a third consecutive year the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is encouraging students to thank farmers who produce foods for their holiday meals.
Mike McDowell of Halifax County was honored with the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award for 2019 on Oct. 15 during the Sunbelt Ag Expo farm show in Georgia.
Competitors have been notified, and official results of many 2019 State Fair of Virginia competition have been posted.
Interest in FFA and agriculture education continues to grow, meeting demand for highly skilled graduates to fill jobs in agriculture and related fields.
A training saddle worn by Meadow Stable champion Riva Ridge will make its official debut at the State Fair of Virginia, Sept. 27 through Oct. 6.