Channing Snoddy, a farmer in Fluvanna County, was 24 and in a hurry, the day he dismissed farm safety protocol.
Encountering a soot-tinged chimney sweep was historically considered a good omen throughout most of Europe.
Big issues like farm stress call for major reinforcements, and a special statewide coalition is taking on the task.
Virginia Farm Bureau Federation encourages motorists to slow down, make room and pass safely.
There are many dangerous occupations, and farming is among the most hazardous.