Young Farmers set to meet in Halifax

Published 10:45 am Thursday, February 16, 2023

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The 2023 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation (VFBF) Young Farmers Winter Expo will take place Feb. 24-26 in Halifax County at Berry Hill Resort. The VFBF Young Farmers is a leadership development and networking program for farmers and agriculture industry professionals ages 18-35.

At least 180 young farmers are expected to gather to network, learn about key agricultural issues, and explore agriculture in the area.

Speakers for the event include Jennifer Tiller, deputy staff director for the House Agriculture Committee, who will discuss details of the 2023 Farm Bill, as well as Meredith Bernard, a digital an influencer known as This Farm Wife, who promotes agriculture on social media.

A panel discussion will also feature area farmers on different direct marketing strategies. Tours include Randolph-Henry High School Land Lab, Locust Level Farms and Huber Woods.

Visit for additional expo information and to register. Registration is free and includes meals, programs, workshops, tours, t-shirts and networking opportunities. Full registration and one-day registration for Saturday only attendees are available.

With 133,000 members in 88 county Farm Bureaus, VFBF is Virginia’s largest farmers’ advocacy group. Farm Bureau is a non-governmental, nonpartisan, voluntary organization committed to supporting Virginia’s agriculture industry.