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

For more information or to get involved, find your local County Farm Bureau office or contact Angela Haskovec, Sr. Program Coordinator.

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Contact Angela Haskovec at angela.haskovec@vafb.com or 804-290-1031

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2020 VFBF Women’s Spring Conference

"The Magic of Farming"

Tentative Agenda

Friday, March 20

Vendor stations: Health, member benefits and more

Keynote speaker: Chris Knicely—AITC 2019 Teacher of the Year, Mark Twain Middle School, Fairfax County

Live auction after dinner; silent auction through Saturday

Saturday, March 21


Farm Finances—Dr. Alex White, Virginia Tech

Women’s Health & Nutrition—Jennifer Madden Smith, RD, CLC

Medicare 101—Gina Gentilini, individual account executive, Health Care Consultants

Protecting Farmland—Laura Thurman, easement project manager, Virginia Outdoors Foundation

Preparing to Fulfill the Mission—Dr. Paige Pratt, VFBF grassroots development specialist

Entertainment: Magician

Tours and afternoon activities:

Tour Rockingham Poultry Center and White Oak Lavender Farm

Tour Route 11 Potato Chips and Showalter’s Orchard/Old Hill Hard Cider

Canvas and rock painting

Agriculture in the Classroom activity

Sunday, March 22

District and State Awards

Additional opportunity!

Prior to the start of the Women's Spring Conference, please join us for the Farm Credit Knowledge Center Farm Management Institute, to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 20 at the Hotel Madison.

Featured speaker Dr. Dave Kohl will speak on the business of agriculture, and current trends from a local and global perspective.

Guest speaker Greta Halahan of Lebanon, Pa., will speak on personalities and teamwork.


The Women’s Program newsletter can provide you with current and upcoming events, legislative policies, safety tips and district highlights. Please contact Angela Haskovec if you would like to receive the newsletter at your home. Download our most current newsletter.

Learning Barn

The Learning Barn project has been a popular way to promote agriculture in schools and libraries. It features a barn-shaped bookcase that can hold books specific to agriculture. If you are interested in building or donating a Learning Barn and need additional information such as construction plans or a list of recommended books, please click the link below.

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Leadership Recognition & Awards

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 between the ages of 18 and 24 can apply online or return a completed paper application to Virginia Farm Bureau Federation ATTN: Women & Young Farmers Dept 12580 West Creek Parkway, Richmond, VA 23261

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Distinguished Farm Bureau Woman

Recognizes a Farm Bureau producer and/or associate woman member for her contribution in either farm business and community activities; agricultural business and community activities; or agricultural leadership and community involvement. All candidates must be nominated and will be asked to complete an application upon receipt of nomination.

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Hay Bale Decorating Contest

Are you looking for a fun way to promote agriculture? Consider decorating round and square bales of hay to spotlight agriculture in your community this fall. The contest runs from September 1 through November 1. Please see the application for more details and award categories.

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County Women's Committee Program Awards Report

The purpose of the Program Awards Report is to recognize outstanding women’s committees for their efforts in promoting agriculture and their involvement in Farm Bureau throughout the year. Recognition will take place at the Women’s Spring Conference. This report should be submitted by each women’s committee by Jan. 15.

Download the report as a document file.

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Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee Districts

Young Farmer State Districts
State Chair Faye Hundley

Faye Hundley

Women's State Chair

Susan Smith

Susan Smith

Capital District Leader

Sarah Large

Sarah Large

Central District Leader

Becky Broaddus

Becky Broaddus

Eastern District Leader

Debbie Brubaker

Debbie Brubaker

Midwest District Leader

Marty K. Potts

Marty K. Potts

Northern District Leader

Susan Harrell

Susan Harrell

Southeast District Leader

Ginger Shotwell

Kristal Harris

Southside District Leader

Sandi Puckett

Sandi Puckett

Southwest District Leader

Margaret Arbogast

Margaret Arbogast

Valley District Leader

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