We are excited to announce that Virginia Agriculture Leaders Obtaining Results, VALOR, Applications are open, and are due by May 1, 2022! The next cohort will be selected following interviews this summer and will begin in September.
This two-year-long adult leadership fellowship experience includes seminars around Virginia, elsewhere in the U.S., and an international experience. Professional development content is incorporated along with an exploration of social, political and economic issues facing agriculture and its related industries in each session.
More information about the program, including the application and seminar dates, can be found on the program website, www.valor.alce.vt.edu.
Each cohort has a range of participants from production, lending, education, government, service providing, manufacturing, etc. and proudly involves Farm Bureau members. This program is an opportunity to grow leadership skills around complex issues facing agriculture through decision-making and learning that transects traditional organizational silos. Many Virginia Farm Bureau leaders and staff have completed this program in the past.
Any questions may be directed to VALOR Director, Megan Seibel, who also serves as Roanoke County Farm Bureau President, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-315-2249.