Virginia Farm Bureau Women's Program

The Farm Bureau Women’s Program is an integral part of the Farm Bureau organization. The Women's program embraces: The agriculture industry through education to strengthen the knowledge of agriculture in local communities, being a strong voice for Virginia farmers, setting examples of community stewardship with outreach projects and political involvement by advocating for Farm Bureau policies

Spring Conference

March 17-19, 2017

The Lodge, Colonial Williamsburg

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Friday

Sandy Adams, VDACS, Commissioner of Agriculture will be the Opening Keynote Speaker

BLINGO - Proceeds benefit Agriculture in the classroom

Saturday

Workshops - see table for details

Afternoon Activities:
Tour Colonial Williamsburg (on your own)
Tea Tastings at the hotel

Agriculture in the Classroom Reception celebrating 25 years

Entertainment from Joe Barlow Band – Country Western

Sunday

District meeting breakouts and awards

Matt Lohr, Director of the Knowledge Center for Farm Credit of the Virginias, Closing Keynote Speaker

Workshops

Title Description
County Idea Sharing The 2016 county district winners will have an opportunity to share their winning activity
Animal Ag Alliance Hannah Thompson, Communications Director
Health on the Farm Amy Johnson, Central Medical Group, DNP-FNC
Social Media Beginner & Advanced Kelly Pruitt - Virginia Farm Bureau Grassroots Coordinator
County Chair Training County Chairs are invited to attend this one hour information session
Commodity Marketing Update Rob Harper, Commodities Grain Manager
woman with goat and child

Newsletter

The Women’s Program newsletter can provide you with current and upcoming events, changes in the Program of Work and county highlights. Please contact Angela Haskovec if you would like to receive the newsletter at your home.

Resources

2016/17 Programs of Work

The Virginia Farm Bureau Women’s Committee Goals & Initiatives for the 2016-2017 year to foster advocacy for agriculture.

2016 Calendar

2016 meetings and events calendar for the Vriginia Farm Bureau Women's program. Stay up to date with events in your community.

Leadership Recognition & Awards

Farm Woman of the Year

The purpose of this award is to recognize a farm woman for her achievements and contributions to her family farm, community, Farm Bureau and the agriculture industry. The contestant must be nominated by an individual.

Lady Leader, 'Proudly Promoting Agriculture'

The Lady Leader program identifies women who can effectively articulate and share the values of agriculture in today’s world and provides these spokespersons with opportunities to promote farming, agribusiness and Farm Bureau.

Women’s Annual Report, Outstanding Activity and Community Outreach Form

The purpose of submitting these forms is to recognize county women’s committees for demonstrating excellence and innovation in fulfilling the Women’s Program purpose statement.

Virginia Farm Bureau Ambassador

The purpose of this contest is to recognize young adults for their interest and achievements in agriculture and provide an opportunity to serve as an ambassador for agriculture and Farm Bureau. Eligible applicants must be a member of Farm Bureau between the ages of 18 and 25.

Become a member of Virginia Farm Bureau and help support agricultural programs in your community