Summer Agriculture Institute Moves to New Location; Registration Now Open
BUCKHANNON, WV – Blue Ridge Community & Technical College in Martinsburg, WV will be the new location for the 2016 Summer Agriculture Institute, on June 28 & 29. The Institute, sponsored by the West Virginia Farm Bureau Foundation, WVU Extension Service, and WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, gives teachers the opportunity to learn practical, hands-on applications and receive teaching materials for their classrooms; learn about nutrition, technology, and careers in agriculture and earn graduate or professional credits.
Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge Opens During National Small Business Week
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 29, 2016 – The American Farm Bureau Federation will open online applications for its third Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge on May 1, to coincide with National Small Business Week (May 1–7). Entrepreneurs will compete for $145,000 in startup funds.
West Virginia Farm PAC Announces 2016 Primary Election Endorsements
The West Virginia Farm PAC has announced its endorsements for the 2016 primary election on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. In addition to endorsements for the West Virginia legislative races below, WV Farm PAC is endorsing the following candidacies...
Farm Bureau Celebration Stocks Ronald McDonald House Pantries
West Virginia Farm Bureau will again observe “Food Check-Out,” an event designed to raise awareness about the abundance of healthy, affordable food produced by America’s farmers and ranchers.
Farm Bureau Elects New Grassroots Leaders
ORLANDO, FLORIDA, January 12, 2016 – Delegates at the 97th American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention elected Zippy Duvall of Georgia as president and Scott VanderWal of South Dakota as vice president for two-year terms.
Delegates elected seven state Farm Bureau presidents to the AFBF board of directors: Carl Bednarski, Michigan; Rich Felts, Kansas (Midwest Region), Harry Ott, South Carolina; Jeff Aiken, Tennessee; Gerald Long, Georgia (Southern Region), Rick Ebert, Pennsylvania (Northeast Region) and Bryce Wrigley, Alaska (Western Region).
Farm Credit of the Virginias Contributes $10,000 to Farm Bureau Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab
Farm Credit of the Virginias Chairman Charlie Leech presented a check for $10,000 to Charles Wilfong, President of West Virginia Farm Bureau, to support the purchase of a new Mobile Agriculture Education Science Lab.
First launched in 2009, the Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab travels to elementary schools across the Mountain State, teaching children about agriculture and the important roles it plays far beyond food.
Farm Bureau’s Agricultural Contact Team (FBACT) is the American Farm Bureau Federation’s grassroots action network. When we reach out to Congress, we impact the decisions they make.
FBACT advances agricultural and rural interests by connecting members of Congress to those people who matter most – their constituents.
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