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Bedford County farmer and nurse practitioner receives Farm Bureau Lady Leader recognition

Bedford County farmer and nurse practitioner receives Farm Bureau Lady Leader recognition
Dr. Amy E. Johnson of Bedford was honored through the Virginia Farm Bureau Lady Leader recognition program March 17 at the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Spring Conference in Roanoke.



Carroll County producer is Farm Bureau’s Farm Woman of the Year

Carroll County producer is Farm Bureau’s Farm Woman of the Year
Amanda Parris of Hillsville has been named Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s 2018 Farm Woman of the Year. She was honored during the VFBF Women’s Spring Conference, held March 16-18 in Roanoke.



Pittsylvania County farmer receives tractor as Southeastern Farmer of the Year prize

Pittsylvania County farmer receives tractor as Southeastern Farmer of the Year prize
Southeastern Farmer of the Year Robert Mills Jr. of Pittsylvania County received a Massey Ferguson tractor from Massey Ferguson North America and Boone Tractor on Jan. 26. This is Mills’ prize for winning the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award.



Farm Bureau women receive accolades at conference

Farm Bureau women receive accolades at conference
Three women were recognized March 17 for their contributions to agriculture and their communities during the 2018 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Spring Conference.



Va. educator receives national honor for agriculture-based lessons

Va. educator receives national honor for agriculture-based lessons
Jennifer Massengill, a science and technology teacher at Hampton Roads Academy in Newport News, is one of eight 2018 Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award recipients.



Augusta County student named Farm Bureau Ambassador

Augusta County student named Farm Bureau Ambassador
Madison Slaven of Weyers Cave has been named the 2018 Virginia Farm Bureau Ambassador. She was honored at the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Spring Conference, held March 16-18 in Roanoke.



Farm Bureau honors three agriculture leaders for their service

Farm Bureau honors three agriculture leaders for their service
Three leading members of Virginia’s agriculture community were honored Nov. 29 with Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s 2017 Distinguished Service Awards during the VFBF Annual Convention in Williamsburg.



Young Farmers to compete for national honors, prizes in January

Young Farmers to compete for national honors, prizes in January
Winners of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Achievement Award, Discussion Meet and Excellence in Agriculture Award will compete on the national level at the 2018 American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention.



VFBF receives national award for marketing software for farmers

VFBF receives national award for marketing software for farmers
Virginia Farm Bureau Federation was one of six state Farm Bureaus honored for innovation Jan. 7 with an American Farm Bureau Federation New Horizon Award.



Virginia Young Farmers honored at national convention

Virginia Young Farmers honored at national convention
Two couples representing Virginia Farm Bureau Federation were named national runners-up and a third Virginian was a semifinalist in annual American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers competitions. The competitions were held Jan. 7 and 8 during the AFBF Annual Convention.



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