Farm Bureau Federation holds spring conference

Published 11:04 am Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Farm Bureau Federation’s spring conference was held at the Williamsburg Lodge recently.

According to a press release, the spring conference is hosted by the Virginia Farm Bureau’s Women’s Committee each year. This year’s theme was “Sowing the Pieces of Agriculture.”

“Local members who attended the conference were Aimee Adams, Charlotte County committee chair, Jennifer Lacks, Cookie Milton, Jo Ann White and Melanie Goldman. Special guests who joined the committee for the weekend’s events were Hannah Adams, Shirley Thompson and Regina Thompson.

“Each year, the women of Farm Bureau meet to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of Virginia’s Farm Bureau districts, share ideas and participate in educational workshops.

“They also award a student with the title of Ambassador of Farm Bureau for the upcoming year. Chandler Vaughn, Randolph-Henry graduate and former FFA president and past state FFA president was chosen as this year’s winner,” according to the release. “Chandler presented his platform of agricultural literacy to attendees and completed an interview along with two other college students. His win gives him the opportunity to travel the state of Virginia on behalf of Farm Bureau to promote his platform.”

Chandler will travel across the state to several county Farm Bureau Annual Meetings, as well as attend state wide Farm Bureau Conventions, according to the press release.

As an ambassador, “Chandler hopes to improve agriculture literacy rates across the commonwealth through engaging elementary school students in workshops about agriculture, set up booths in urban areas to inform consumers on how their food travels from the farm to table and launch a social media campaign that publishes weekly facts about the industry of agriculture.”