There has been a flurry of activity on campus over the past several weeks. In June, the college hosted more than 400 teens and adults during the 91st 4-H Congress. We were honored to have Cynthia Kinser, chief justice of the Virginia Supreme Court, give the keynote address to the 4-H delegates during the opening ceremony. She recounted her first taste of public speaking when she attended 4-H Congress in the 1960s when she was in eighth grade. Kinser is a 4-H All Star and served as a founding member of the Virginia 4-H Foundation.
During the same week, Master Gardener volunteers from around the state traveled to Virginia Tech for the annual Master Gardener College, where they participated in four days of workshops, talks, and tours. And just one week later, more than 1,300 FFA members, advisors, and guests arrived on campus for the 82nd Virginia FFA State Convention. Continue reading