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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.



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.



Four county Farm Bureaus recognized for excellence of local programs

Four county Farm Bureaus recognized for excellence of local programs
Farm Bureaus in the counties of Bedford, Craig, King William and Patrick were recognized Nov. 29 by Virginia Farm Bureau Federation for their work in educating the public and promoting agriculture and Farm Bureau.



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.



Robert Mills Jr. named 2017 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year

Robert Mills Jr. named 2017 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year
Robert Mills Jr., a first-generation tobacco, beef cattle and poultry farmer in Pittsylvania County, was selected as the overall winner of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award for 2017.



Young Farmers honor Virginia Farm Bureau executive with Warren Beach Award

Young Farmers honor Virginia Farm Bureau executive with Warren Beach Award
The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Committee recognized Martha Moore with their 2017 Warren Beach Award for her outstanding contributions to the VFBF Young Farmers Program.



Lee County Extension agent wins Young Farmers Discussion Meet

Lee County Extension agent wins Young Farmers Discussion Meet
Amy Fannon, a Virginia Cooperative Extension agriculture and natural resources agent and unit coordinator in Lee County, took top honors Nov. 28 in the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Young Farmers Discussion Meet.



Smyth County farmers honored for achievements

Smyth County farmers honored for achievements
Justin and Lori McClellan of Smyth County have been named winners of the 2017 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Achievement Award.



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