Virginia Farm Bureau hosted the second episode of its new webinar series, “Faces of Virginia Farming” on May 6th. Behind every piece of food and fiber is a person with a unique story, and Faces of Virginia Farming gives the public an opportunity to hear directly from these farmers and connect with the people who grow what they eat and wear.
Just in time for Mother’s Day, the episode featured an engaging group of women from across the state who are directly involved in all aspects of their farms, hold leadership positions on boards and community organizations, and work off-farm jobs–all while keeping their families straight!
Putting the “real” in Real Farm Moms were Shelley Butler Barlow of Cotton Plain Farms in Suffolk; Sarah Rudolph of Double R Farms in Wythe County; and Kari Sponaugle of Church Hill Produce in Highland County. They shared authentic and entertaining stories of life on the farm, misconceptions they face, and why they trust our food and fiber supply.