The Virginia Agriculture Leaders Obtaining Results Program (VALOR), initiated fellowship participants with an orientation agenda held on the Virginia Tech campus September 5-7, 2014.  Among other guest speakers, Sandy Adams, Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, gave an overview of Virginia's agriculture industry.

VALOR Class II - 2014
VALOR Class II - 2014 back (left to right) Basil Gooden, Kevin Beamer, Cliff Williamson, Joe Wilkerson, Adam Shiflett. middle (left to right) James Faison, Timothy Durham, Albert Reid, Marilyn Adams, Shelley Barlow, Josh Stephens. front (left to right) Megan Seibel, Director, Lauren Arbogast, Jennifer Leech



Meet the VALOR Class II Fellows

Program Interest Form

Nominate a potential participant, contributor, or advisory council member to the VALOR program. 

Complete the online form or send the printed form to Chelsea Corkins.

VALOR Program Interest Form (PDF | 352KB)

VALOR represents a unique opportunity to blend study of the agricultural industry with the leadership skills and network needed to address many important issues facing the industry and our society.  I look forward to participating as a member of the inaugural class of VALOR. -Benjamin Grove