Virginia's Premier Leadership Development Program for Adults in Agriculture

Program Vision Statement

The Virginia Agriculture Leaders Obtaining Results (VALOR) program will provide a sustainable future for Virginia's agricultural community by maximizing potential for successful growth through a system of networking, collaborative decision-making, and development of strong leaders.


The VALOR program develops leaders who can effectively engage all segments of the Virginia agricultural community to create collaborative solutions and promote agriculture inside and outside of the industry.

Objectives of the VALOR program

  • Enhance awareness, respect, and profitability of Virginia’s diverse agricultural systems
  • Develop new partnerships and foster deeper collaboration across Virginia’s organizations, groups, and sectors
  • Improve communication and problem-solving ability of Virginia’s agricultural leaders
  • Increase civic engagement and public affairs involvement for Virginia’s agricultural community

Fellowship Participant Outcomes

VALOR Program Objectives

Farm Credit of the Virginias paves the way to VALOR program endowment.  We want to THANK Farm Credit for establishing the VALOR Excellence Fund.  If you would like to donate visit our giving to VALOR page.

"VALOR is preparing future leaders to advocate for agriculture, how to tell the story and connect with the consumer who does not always understand the passion farmers have for producing healthy food. Farm Credit is excited about being a sponsor of VALOR because we look at this as an investment in the future leaders of agriculture. It is a way for Farm Credit, a farmer owned-cooperative, to pay it forward." 

Dave Lawrence
CEO and President
Farm Credit of the Virginias