Agriculture and Forestry U.S. Senate Candidates Forum to be held in July

The Virginia Farm Bureau Young Farmers Committee will be hosting the Agriculture and Forestry U.S. Senate Candidates Forum in July. They have partnered with other agriculture and forestry groups to host this event in conjunction with their 2012 Young Farmer Summer Expo in Lynchburg. These partners are Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, Virginia Agribusiness Council, Virginia Forestry Association and Virginia Forest Products Association.

George Allen (Republican Nominee) and Tim Kaine (Democratic Nominee) have both agreed to participate. You will have the opportunity to submit written questions for each candidate during the forum. This is the only event planned with a specific focus on Virginia’s agriculture and forestry industry before the election on November 6. Time will be set aside to meet and greet the candidates.

WHEN: Friday, July 27, 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM

WHERE: James River Conference Center
400 Court Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504
(The Center is located in downtown Lynchburg off Rt. 29 Business. Traveling west on Main Street, turn left on 5th Street then right on Court Street. The Center will be on your right.)

RSVP: Please let Norma Opel know you are coming by Monday, July 23 by emailing her at or by phone at 804-290-1013.




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