Stafford County farmers named Achievement Award winners

DyeGlenn and Amanda Dye of Stafford County have been named the 2019 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Achievement Award winners.

The Dyes were recognized Dec. 4 at the 2019 VFBF Annual Meeting in Norfolk.

The Achievement Award honors young farmers who are successful in production agriculture and provide leadership on and off the farm. The Dyes raise corn and soybeans in Stafford and Appomattox counties and have served on the VFBF Young Farmers Committee. Additionally, Glenn Dye serves on the Stafford County Farm Bureau board of directors and has been active in leading efforts for farm equipment highway safety in Virginia.

The couple will receive one year’s use of a Kubota tractor of their choice; a Kawasaki Mule utility vehicle from Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Co. discounted by Mark IV Honda in Wytheville; and cash awards of $1,000 from Farm Credit, $500 from VFBF and $500 from Chesterfield County Farm Bureau. They also will receive a travel package to the 2020 American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention in Austin, Texas, where they will compete for the AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award.

Sarah Large of Buckingham County was this year’s VFBF Achievement Award runner-up. Large and her husband, Frankie, finish an average of 20,000 swine annually for Smithfield Foods and own a cow-calf beef cattle operation. She serves on the VFBF Women’s Leadership Committee and is a Buckingham County Farm Bureau board member. She will receive $500 from Farm Bureau and a travel package to the AFBF Annual Convention.

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