Breaking News: Farm Bureau Producer Members Invited to 2013 Gubernatorial Candidates’ Forum


Terry McAuliffe (D) and Ken Cuccinelli (R) will participate in the 2013
Agriculture and Forestry Gubernatorial Candidates’ Forum Aug. 2.

Virginia Farm Bureau Producer Members are Invited to:


The 2013 Agriculture and Forestry Gubernatorial Candidates’ Forum

Hosted by the Virginia Farm Bureau Young Farmers

When: Friday, August 2nd, 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Wytheville Community College
1000 E. Main Street, Wytheville, Grayson Hall- Snyder Auditorium

The Forum is Sponsored by:
Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, Virginia Agribusiness Council, Virginia Forest Products Association, and Virginia Forestry Association

There will be viewings of the forum (if enough people RSVP) at community colleges around the state, including:

Eastern Shore- Main Building, Room A44
Southside- Alberta
Lord Fairfax- Warrenton (tentative)
Rappahannock- Essex (tentative)
J. Sargeant Reynolds- Goochland (tentative)

Schedule for Wytheville Location:
1:30 to 2:00 PM                Registration
2:00 to 2:30 PM                Meet and Greet with Terry McAuliffe
2:30 to 2:35 PM                Welcome and Introduction of Terry McAuliffe
2:35 to 3:15 PM                Questions for Terry McAuliffe
3:15 to 3:45 PM                Intermission
3:45 to 4:15 PM                Meet and Greet with Cuccinelli
4:15 PM to 4:20 PM         Welcome and Introduction of Ken Cuccinelli
4:20 PM to 5:00 PM                Questions for Ken Cuccinelli

Directions: Wytheville Community College is located approximately one mile off Interstate 81 in Wytheville. Park in Lots B and C. Lot D is available for handicapped parking.

From the East(Roanoke): Take Interstate 81 South to Exit 73 (Wytheville). Follow Main Street approximately one mile. The WCC campus is on the right.

From the West(Abingdon): Take Interstate 81 North to Exit 73 (Wytheville). Follow Main Street approximately one mile. The WCC campus is on the right.

From the North(Bland): Take Interstate 77 South to Interstate 81 North. Take Exit 73
(Wytheville). Follow Main Street approximately one mile. The WCC campus is on the right.

From the South(Galax): Take Interstate 77 North to Interstate 81 South. Follow I-81 for about 9 miles to Exit 73 (Wytheville). Follow Main Street approximately one mile. The WCC campus is on the right.

Schedule for Community College Locations:
2:00 to 2:30 PM                Registration
2:30 to 2:35 PM                Welcome and Introduction of Terry McAuliffe
2:35 to 3:15 PM                Questions for Terry McAuliffe
3:15 to 4:15 PM                Intermission and Local Networking
4:15 PM to 4:20 PM         Welcome and Introduction of Ken Cuccinelli
4:15 to 5:00 PM                Questions for Ken Cuccinelli

PLEASE RSVP:

RSVP: If you are a Virginia Farm Bureau Producer member and would like to attend the forum in Wytheville or one of the college locations by Friday, July 26. Contact Kelly Pruitt at kelly.pruitt@vafb.com or 804-290-1293 with your membership number. 


Also, if you have a question you’d like to ask the candidates, please leave it by posting a comment below. 

3 thoughts on “Breaking News: Farm Bureau Producer Members Invited to 2013 Gubernatorial Candidates’ Forum

  1. The legality of raw milk sales are a contentious issue in Virginia and around the country. Do you believe raw unpasteurized milk should be allowed to be sold to consumers and if so how should it be regulated?

  2. Do you support continued funding of conservation programs through the Virginia Agricultural Best Management Practices Cost Share Program. If not, why, and if so do you believe the current levels are funding are too low, to high, or just right?

  3. The recent purchase of Smithfield Foods by a Chinese Firm has been very controversial in that the Chinese company would control over 20 percent of the pork market in the United States. Regardless of ownership, do you feel that vertically integrated companies like Smithfield benefit farmers and consumers?

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