Council Awards

 

Agribusiness Awards

Agribusiness Environment - To an agribusiness for recognition of outstanding achievements, research, or practices that benefit both agribusiness and the environment.

2017 Recipient - Cub Run Dairy, McGaheysville, Virginia

Agribusiness of the Year - To a member of the Council for exceptional contributions to Virginia agribusiness.

2017 Recipient - Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Special Recognition of an Agribusiness - To an agribusiness deserving recognition for service and support to the Council and Virginia agribusinesses.

2017 Recipient - Loudoun County Economic Development, Ashburn, Virginia

Individual Awards

Distinguished Friend of Agribusiness - Presented at the Appreciation Banquet to a member of Congress, state legislator, governor, or other influential governmental official for exceptional support of Virginia's agribusiness industry for a period of years.

Recent Recipients:

Land Grant University Award - To an outstanding faculty member, administrator, or employee of a Virginia Land Grant University (Virginia Tech or Virginia State University) for meritorious or exemplary service to the industry of agribusiness during their career.

2017 Recipient - Brad Jarvis, Madison, Virginia

2017 Recipient - Dr. Tom Kuhar, Blacksburg, Virginia

Alvin W. Blaha Distinguished Service - To an individual for meritorious service to the Virginia Agribusiness Council and the State's industry of agribusiness over a long period of time.

2017 Recipient - Dave Lawrence, Farm Credit of the Virginias (retired), Staunton, Virginia

Distinguished Leadership
- To a past leader of the Council for meritorious service to the Virginia Agribusiness Council and the agribusiness industry.

2017 Recipient - Larry E. Seamans, Sr., Chase City, Virginia

Special Recognition of an Individual - To a person or persons deserving recognition for service to agribusiness, but not to the degree or for the length of time necessary for eligibility to received the Distinguished Service Award.

2017 Recipient - Billy Dawson (in memoriam), Heathsville, Virginia


Submit award nominations by July 15.




Delegate Kirk Cox received the 2017 Distinguished Friend of Agribusiness Award at our Annual Appreciation Banquet that took place on January 12, 2017.  Pictured with 2017 Chair Bette Brand of Farm Credit of the Virginias. 
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