Young Farmers of Virginia

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To deliver programs in agricultural education for out-of-school adults in order to assist them to become established, or to progress in farming or other related agriculture occupations.  Young Farmer members receive many benefits from their membership in local, area, state and national organizations. Not only are educational programs offered, but also social/recreational activities as well as opportunities for community service.

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June 2016 Newsletter

Posted By on June 6, 2016

Spring Newsletter 2016

Summer Tour – Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Posted By on June 6, 2016

Summer Tour

Mark your calendar and plan on joining us for our Summer Tours being held in Rockingham County on Wednesday, July 6, 2016.  We will meet at East Rockingham High School (250 Eagle Rock Road, Elkton, VA) at 8:30 A.M.  We will leave at 8:45 for our first tour.

The first stop will be Stoney Run Dairy.  In 2015 they constructed a 72 cow rotary milking parlor.  They have 460 acres as a part of this farm and are currently milking around 2,600 cows.  They own numerous other large acreage tracts to help support the dairy operation.  Rachel Smith with Stoney Run was the State Outstanding Young Farmer award winner at our 2016 convention in Charlottesville.

The second half of the afternoon will be a safety demonstration by Jeremy Holloway, Chief of Rockingham County Fire and Rescue.  He will speak to us about different farm accidents that they encounter.  We will have a live demonstration of a tractor accident and a large animal rescue.  This will be an informative afternoon and we are looking forward to having Chief Holloway and other fire and rescue members join us.

Details are still being ironed out on an additional morning tour and our lunch spot.  Please check the Young Farmer website (http://www.vayoungfarmer.org/) and/or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/youngfarmersofvirginia/) for any changes or additions to the day’s schedule.  An email will be sent to advisors if any major changes are made.  A head count of those attending will be needed no later than Friday, July 1 for the caterer.  Please let your advisor know or email me at shelialilly@comcast.net.  We are excited about what we have lined up and hope to see all of you there.

Tractor Lease

Posted By on January 19, 2016

Our fantastic friends at Tractor Care, Inc. in Harrisonburg, VA have once again offered a great tractor for this year’s LIVE Auction during our convention festivities on the evening of Saturday, January 30. Please share this with your friends who may be interested! Here are the details of the tractor and lease (please note this image is not of the actual tractor only for reference): McCormickCX90 tractor with loader, 4wd w/cab, features a Perkins Tier 3 engine with 84 engine and 71 PTO hp. It has a 24×24 Power Shuttle transmission with three speed powershift.

The lease will be for 200 hours or six months whichever occurs first. The lease period must begin no earlier than March 1 and no later than May 1. The advertised retail finance price on the tractor and loader is $59,900. (This is a new tractor with approx. 20 hours on it, from primarily moving to shows and from running shop equipment.)tractor

Convention Registration

Posted By on January 13, 2016

Just a friendly reminder to get those convention registration forms in.  They can be mailed in (R.J. Nobblitt, 18429 Monrovia Rd., Orange, VA  22960) or emailed to rnobblitt@hotmail.com or to shelialilly@comcast.net.

($103.00 for all) Early – By Jan. 15, 2016

($113.00 for all) after the 15th

2016 State Convention

Posted By on January 6, 2016

Just a reminder to get your reservations made (extended again until Jan. 9) and you can still submit award applications to Mr. Byrd.  The response for awards hasn’t been what we’d like the last several years.  We would love to see more participation as our sponsors are very generous and we don’t want to lose those who have supported us over the years.

A third tour stop has been added to the Saturday schedule.  Brookhill Farms has graciously agreed to have our group for a tour of their horse facility.  You can check them out on the web at http://brookhillfarminc.com/index.html.

Room Reservations & Awards

Posted By on December 28, 2015

The deadline for Room Reservations at the YFV rate ($89 a night) for our 2016 Convention has been extended until January 4th! Please call today to make your reservations!

Holiday Inn Charlottesville- University Area
1901 Emmet Street
Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
434-977-7700

 

Also be sure to get those award applications in.  They are due to Ron Byrd by December 31.  Forms are on the website and there are links on our facebook page also.

Award Applications

Posted By on December 16, 2015

Below are links to awards applications that you can fill out online without having to print, write, and scan.  Once complete hit the submit button and the application will go directly to Ron Byrd.

Thanks to Kristin Carr Beery at Fort Defiance High School for setting these up for us.

 

Stewardship Award : http://goo.gl/forms/hmk2NS1Llb

Outstanding Young Farmer: http://goo.gl/forms/YUQntzHXsy

Diversification AwardL http://goo.gl/forms/y5lJGPlNVy

Outstanding Young Farmer Association Award: http://goo.gl/forms/vlKrK6WlNJ

Outstanding Agribusiness Award: http://goo.gl/forms/tkym672Ajw

Typo on Convention Registration

Posted By on November 30, 2015

By now most of you should have received your newsletter. We found a typo on the convention registration form after they went in the mail. About 1/4 way down the page it said 66th Annual Convention in Roanoke instead of Charlottesville. It really doesn’t affect anything registration wise but a new form has been uploaded to the website.  It should be in the post right below this.

2016 Convention Registration

Posted By on November 30, 2015

YFVConventionReg Form 2016

YF Officer Application

Posted By on November 24, 2015

YFV Officer Application