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Employee Spotlight: Jason Welch

Location: Roanoke Branch Job Title: Information Systems Specialist Tenure: 3 years Agricultural involvement? I grew up on a small family cattle farm - so farming is near and dear to me. Tell us about...
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Self-Care & Wellness for Farmers

Things I've Learned Along the Way

There are so many things going on in the cattle industry right now, and every single one of them is a concern whether it be markets, weather, regulations, politics, and the list goes on and on. I’ve...
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Employee Spotlights

Employee Spotlight: Adam Shiflett

Location: Staunton Admin Office Job Title: Fleet and Facilities Manager Tenure: 21 years FFA involvement? I was very involved in FFA as a kid and competed on the state and national levels. I still...
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Employee Spotlights

Employee Spotlight: Megan Bowen

Job Title: Loan Processor Location: Gate City Branch Has anyone in particular in your family had a significant impact on you? My mom has always exemplified strength & overcoming adversity to me. I...
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Agricultural Advocacy

Have a Discussion, Not a Disagreement

Weather, pests, illness, fluctuating prices for fertilizer, seed, feed and every changing supply and demand markets – these are issues that farmers have been dealing with for generations. And each of...
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Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

How to Grow Asparagus

Spring can be associated with many things; flowers, longer days and warmer weather. Spring is also the time of year highly associated with the well-sought after vegetable, asparagus. Asparagus is a...
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Employee Spotlights

Employee Spotlight: Brad Cornelius

Position: Chief Executive Officer Location: Staunton Admin Office Favorite childhood memory? When I was a kid, I went on many fishing trips with my dad on Lake Weiss in Alabama. Still some of my...
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Common Greenhouse Structures

We are nearing early spring and the urge to begin our summer gardens is becoming more prevalent. You may have seed catalogs beginning to show up in your mailbox and you may be sketching out your...
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Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

Ag Biz Participants Graduate

All the hours, all the effort, all the conversations and all the brainstorming came to culmination two weeks ago with the virtual Ag Biz Planner Final Conference and Graduation. Farm Credit of the...
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Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

Careers in Ag Outlook 2020-2025

Ambitious and prepared new college graduates enter the workforce each year. There are approximately 59,400 annual openings in the field of food, agriculture, renewable natural resources and the...
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Agricultural Advocacy

Connecting to Ag is More Important than Ever

You’ve probably heard at some point a statement similar to the following: “Less than 2% of the population is directly involved in agriculture” or “a very small percentage of the population has a...
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Choosing the Perfect Christmas Tree

Choosing the Best Type of Christmas Tree Choosing the family Christmas tree is the perfect way to create memories and traditions that can last a lifetime. Most people can tell stories of family visits...
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Ag & Culture Video Series

Customer Feature Stories

Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

R.G. Cattle Company (Floyd County, VA)

RG Cattle Company is a family-owned stocker operation located in Check, Virginia. They maintain a weekly cattle buying station and are a dealer of performance feeds. In the Ag & Culture video...
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Farm Management Resources

Opportunities in Agritourism

More and more producers are recognizing the opportunities inherent in agritourism and farm-based education. They see it as an extended growing season, where visitors yearning for a bucolic getaway are...
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Ag & Culture Video Series

Customer Feature Stories

Greenmount Heritage LLC (Rockingham County, VA)

Greenmount Heritage LLC is a diversified, family-owned farm situated among the rolling hills of Rockingham County, VA. Greenmount Heritage is owned and operated by the Bailey family. Craig Bailey is...
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