Now Accepting Applications for Class V  

Deadline Extended

In consideration of the COVID-19 impact, VALOR Class V applications will be accepted through May 30, 2020.  Interested applicants should contact  Megan Seibel at 540-231-2375 or

Class Seminar Dates - 2020-2022


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A premier leadership development program for adults in agriculture

VALOR is a two-year program for adults in agriculture who want to develop their communication, problem solving, and critical thinking skills in addition to broadening their knowledge of global and local agriculture in the pursuit of becoming an advocate for agriculture and a leader in the industry.

Learn how the program works, what impact VALOR Fellows can have on their communities, and how you can nominate someone or apply for the program.

Michelle Olgers

The Association for Communication Excellence has awarded Ms. Michelle Olgers, the 2020 ACE Learning Community Award of Excellence.  Ms. Olgers is Director of Marketing Communications at Virginia State University, and a VALOR Class III graduate.

VALOR Seminar VII - Northern Neck 2019
Valor Class III

Nominations for Fellows, Advisory Committee Members, and Contributors, or to be added to our mailing list, can be submitted at any time

VALOR Program Interest Form

Questions about qualifications or requirements?  Email Megan Seibel, Director,