Four Virginia young farmers took top honors in the American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers competitions at the organization’s annual convention Jan. 18-20.
Mike McDowell of Halifax County was honored with the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award for 2019 on Oct. 15 during the Sunbelt Ag Expo farm show in Georgia.
Debbie Brubaker, a Franklin County beef and dairy farmer, has been honored with the 2019 Agriculture Advocate Award by the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization and the National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry.
Virginia Farm Bureau Federation named Chelsea Bickley of Kents Store the 2019 Virginia Farm Bureau Ambassador March 30 at its annual Women’s Spring Conference in Bristol.
The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Committee honored Dr. Megan Seibel of Botetourt County with its inaugural Outstanding Woman in Agriculture Award March 30 at the organization’s Women’s Spring Conference in Bristol.