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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

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.  

“These programs have the ability to make better proven leaders out of those already in the industry.  It is education at a different level with learning opportunities that take you places textbooks can’t go.”

- John Hoblick           
President, Florida Farm Bureau;
Alumnus Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources

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