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AG WEEK — 2014

Ag Week Readers

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Ag Week Readers

READER
SCHOOL AND LOCATION
DATE

Melinda Stuart
Wytheville Regional Animal Health Laboratory (RAHL)

Speedwell Elementary, Speedwell

March 24

Elaine Lidholm
Director of Communications

Holton Elementary School, Richmond

March 24

Todd P. Haymore
Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry

St. Bridget’s, Richmond

March 25

Pat Kidd
Facilities Office

Noah’s Ark Day Care, Oilville

March 25

Pat Kidd
Facilities Office

Salem Christian School, Oilville

March 25

Susan Reed
Seed Laboratory

Pocahontas Elementary School, Powhatan

March 25

Melinda Stuart
Wytheville RAHL

Appalachian Christian Academy, Rural Retreat

March 25

Kathryn Paxton
Commissioner’s Office

VCU HS Family Care Service at VDOT, Richmond

March 25

Mohamed Abdalla

Luxford Elementary School, Virginia Beach

March 26

Melinda Stuart
Wytheville RAHL

Little Wonders Pre K, Rural Retreat

March 26

Dr. Charles Broaddus
VDACS Staff Veterinarian

Atlee Christian Academy, Hanover County

March 26

Donna Harless and Julie Umberger
Wytheville RAHL

Max Meadows Elementary, Max Meadows

March 26

Dr. Don Hopson
VDACS Staff Veterinarian

Plains Elementary School, Timberville

March 26

Andy Alvarez
Director of Consumer Protection

Matoaka Elementary, James City Co.

March 26

Joel Stopha
International Marketing Representative

Greenwood Mill Elementary, Frederick County

March 27

Melinda Stuart
Wytheville RAHL

Rural Retreat Elementary School, Rural Retreat

March 27

Donna Harless and Julie Umberger
Wytheville RAHL

Max Meadows Elementary, Max Meadows

March 27

Debbie Brown
Office of Pesticide Services

Bessie Weller Elementary, Staunton

March 27

Donna Harless, Julia Umberger and
Jim Atwell
Wytheville RAHL

Max Meadows Elementary, Max Meadows

March 27

Tonita Clark and Vickie Rengers
Office of Pesticide Services

Mary Munford Elementary School, Richmond

March 27

Dr. Charles Broaddus
VDACS Staff Veterinarian

Rural Point Elementary, Mechanicsville

March 27

Sandy Adams, Acting Commissioner
Andy Sorrell, Farmland Preservation Coordinator

Skipwith Elementary School, Henrico County

March 28

Rosalea Potter
Member of the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Providence pre-school, Lexington

March 28

Charles Green
Director of Marketing

Tuckahoe Elementary School, Henrico

March 28

Kevin Schmidt
Director of the Office of Policy, Planning and Research

Pemberton Elementary School, Henrico County

March 28

Donna Temple
Regional Commodity Manager
Office of Food Distribution

New Kent Elementary School, New Kent

March 28

Donna Temple
Regional Commodity Manager
Office of Food Distribution

George Watkins Elementary School, New Kent

March 28

Travis Hill
Deputy Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry

Robious Elementary, Chesterfield County

March 28

Donna Harless, Jim Atwell, Julie Umberger and Melinda Stuart
Wytheville RAHL

Spiller Elementary School, Wytheville

March 28

Lisa Crofton
veterinary pathologist, Office of Laboratory Services

Weezie’s Wonderful World (pre-school), Luray

TBD

Merrill Hausenfluck
VDACS Apple Grader

Greenway Pre-school, Stephens City

TBD

Day-by-Day on a Virginia Dairy Farm

Photo of the Ingleside Dairy farm sign.Throughout the week, Jennifer Leech, a dairy farmer from Lexington, will do an online account of a typical day on a Virginia farm.

She is part of Ingleside Dairy, a family farm in Lexington, Virginia, and farms with her parents and brother Beau. Jennifer takes care of their 240-cow herd. Ingleside was the first dairy farm in Virginia to go robotic. They use an A-4 Lely robotic milking system, as well as a robotic calf feeder.

Jennifer holds a degree in Dairy Science from Virginia Tech.

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