AG Life is not only the backbone of the Commonwealth, but it’s the driving force to grow our communities.
Here at WFXR News we have made it our mission to help grow the countless programs that span across the state.
AG Life affects us all from the veggies we eat, to the dairy we drink, and the environment we breathe.
“Whether you’re talking about a Bio-chemist or something in the food industry, agriculture is far reaching and it’s an opportunity for these young people not just to learn, but to learn about the new way of doing things,” said Jeff Powers.
The Chairman of the Bedford County AG Board, Jeff Powers is just one of our many community leaders that has helped us highlight the success stories and the new techniques to help farmers protect the crops that sparks the economy around us.
“I think the biggest bridge is making the adults realize there’s an interest, the kids have an interest,” said Powers.
In an effort to expand our AG Life coverage, we are tapping into the future by telling stories of how our children are developing new AG skills for generations to come.
“They have a sense of belonging and develop life skills, like team work, communication and analyze and to make decisions,” said Cathy Sutphin.
The Associate Director for 4-H Development at Virginia Tech, Cathy Sutphin, sees first hand how 4-H clubs are the foundantion to the success of our communities.
“If you teach the young people they teach their parents and other adults in their life and they accept the technology,” said Sutphin.
“This segment isn’t just for young people, it will highlight them and inform everyone of the possibilities of our future,” said Powers.
And the future us definitely bright for our local 4-H clubs.
Here’s how you can get your children involved with our brand new Ag Life fir Kids feature.
Simply go to our website, www.virginisfirst.com, and click on the Ag Life Kids section.
There is a link on the right-hand side of the screen where you can nominate someone.