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Dr. Amy Johnson, RN, DNP, FNP-C

Dr. Amy Johnson, DNP, FNP-C was raised on a beef cattle and sheep farm in a rural area of Virginia. Following high school, she obtained an Animal Science degree from Virginia Tech, followed by an Associate’s Degree in Emergency Health Services and an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Jefferson College of Health Sciences. She completed her BSN and DNP at Radford University.  Her graduate research was in raising awareness of agricultural injuries and preventing on-farm accidents. She is a certified Agri-Safe Provider and was recently recognized as an Agri-Safe Nurse Scholar. She currently works as a Family Nurse Practitioner for Centra Medical Group. She serves as President of Bedford County Farm Bureau and serves on the Medical Executive Committee for Bedford Memorial Hospital. In 2017, she was recognized as Advanced Practice Provider of the Year for Bedford Memorial Hospital and in 2018 as Lady Leader for Virginia Farm Bureau. She was given the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners Distinguished Nurse Practitioner Award in 2020 for contributions to her profession and her community.  She is an active member of the American Farm Bureau Federation Grassroots Outreach (GO) Team, the Virginia AgrAbility Advisory Council, the Farm Stress Task Force for Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Farm Safety Advisory Committee for Virginia Farm Bureau.  She frequently speaks to groups on farm safety and mental health, the importance of preventative health care in agriculture and advocates for agriculture on the state and national level. She lives with her husband and two children on their family farm where they grow wheat, soybeans and hay.

"In today's uncertain times, it is more vital than ever to be an active voice in the agricultural industry, telling our story, advocating for the health and wellness of our farmers and ensuring ongoing support for our operations and commodities.  In order to a more effective advocate, understanding how policies and legislation affect our industry on a state, national and global level is essential as well as having a network of industry leaders and experts to a support system.  I am excited to be a part of VALOR Class V in order to explore agricultural policy, develop a greater understanding of agricultural business and commerce and form a network of leaders that share the common goal of promoting the future of the agricultural industry."