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Legislative AGvocacy

Being a voice for agriculture is more important than ever, and so is learning how to do this effectively. This portal will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively communicate the story of agriculture. Your voice matters! You will obtain information on how to communicate your personal ag story, the importance of ag-vocating, how to connect with legislators to become their go-to ag expert, lobbying basics and more!
This portal is PERFECT for those involved or interested in:

  • Establishing or maintaining relationships with legislators
  • Learning how to put their operation/farm’s best foot forward
  • Advocating for the industry and learning how and where to share their story

This portal contains:

  • Multiple educational videos from local and state recognized speakers
  • Access to additional resources to help get you connected

This portal will provide you with everything you need to be an effective voice for agriculture and is appropriate for educators and students, consumers, producers and anyone interested in sharing the story of agriculture.

Educational Videos

We've compiled a dynamic series of educational videos so you can obtain information on how to communicate your personal ag story, the importance of ag-vocating, how to connect with
legislators to become their go-to ag expert, lobbying basics and more!

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Featured speakers in the series:

Farm Bureau
Andrew Smith, Associate Director, Govermental Relations
Farm Bureau
Stefanie Kitchen, Assistant Director, Governmental Relations
Mark Keam
Israel O'Quin
Additional Resources

Get connected to your local legislators.

Successfully connect by planning ahead. 

 

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Based on your interest, here are additional portals you may be interested in:

  • Basics of Advocacy
  • Agritourism: Considerations for Success

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Knowledge Center Blog

Browse through Knowledge Center blog articles covering a wide range of agricultural topics:
  • Animal agriculture
  • Ag Consumers
  • Agriculture Operations
  • Farm Planning
  • Young, Beginning, Small and Veteran Farmers
  • And more!

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Important Notice and Disclaimer

These materials are provided for educational and informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice, financial advice, tax advice, or investment advice on any matter. These materials may not be current and up-to-date. You should not act or refrain from acting based on these materials or the information they contain without seeking legal advice from an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction or other appropriate professional. Farm Credit of the Virginias, ACA expressly disclaims any liability for all acts and omissions taken or made in reliance on these materials or any information contained in these materials.