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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.



Newport News educator named Agriculture in the Classroom’s Teacher of the Year

Newport News educator named Agriculture in the Classroom’s Teacher of the Year
Jennifer Massengill, a science and technology teacher at Hampton Roads Academy, has been named Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom 2018 Teacher of the Year.



Women in Agriculture Gathering provides ‘wealth of information’

Women in Agriculture Gathering provides ‘wealth of information’
More than 80 farm women listened to experts, shared ideas and made plans to implement them during the Virginia Women in Agriculture Gathering March 24.



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.



Thousands of Virginia children learned about agriculture during literacy week

Thousands of Virginia children learned about agriculture during literacy week
Armed with books, beekeeper suits and real honey and honeycomb, volunteers read to thousands of students during the Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom program’s annual Agriculture Literacy Week March 5-9.



Smyth County couple named national runners-up for farming award

Smyth County couple named national runners-up for farming award
Justin and Lori McClellan of Smyth County were named first runners-up for the 2018 American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award. The competition took place at the AFBF Annual Convention, held Jan. 5-10 in Nashville, Tenn.



Lee County Extension agent a semifinalist in national competition

Lee County Extension agent a semifinalist in national competition
Amy Fannon, a Virginia Cooperative Extension unit coordinator in Lee County, reached the semifinal round of competition in the 2018 American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet. The competition took place at the AFBF Annual Convention, held Jan. 5-10 in Nashville, Tenn.



Montgomery County dairy couple takes national honor for Excellence in Agriculture

Montgomery County dairy couple takes national honor for Excellence in Agriculture
Casey and Stacey Phillips of Montgomery County were named first runners-up for the 2018 American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award. The competition took place at the AFBF Annual Convention, held Jan. 5-10 in Nashville, Tenn.



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