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The Virginia Agriculture Leaders Obtaining Results Program (VALOR), initiated fellowship participants with an orientation agenda held on the Virginia Tech campus September 14-18, 2012.  Among other guest speakers, Dr. Rick Rudd, Department Head, Virginia Tech Agricultural and Extension Education, led a session on Leading through Change. 


Inaugural Class 2012 2012 Inaugural Class of the Virginia Agriculture Leaders Obtaining Results (VALOR) Program. Back (left to right); Benjamin Grove, Matthew Hickey, Andrew Smith, C. J. Isbell, Hunter Richardson, Roger Elkins; front (left to right); James Hilleary, Dana Fisher, Teresa Lindberg, Ian Heatwole, Ken Ryan.


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 Megan Seibel, Ph.D., VALOR Director.

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