Greensville County farmer and educator receives Farm Bureau Lady Leader recognition

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Teresa Lindberg of Jarratt was honored through the Virginia Farm Bureau Lady Leader recognition program March 18 at the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Spring Conference in Williamsburg.

The Lady Leader program was introduced in 2015 to provide opportunities for spokeswomen who are passionate about promoting agriculture.

Lindberg said she hopes to address agricultural education issues, help build consumer confidence about agriculture and promote funding for agencies that support agriculture.

“Agriculture has a great story to tell,” she said. “We have nothing to hide, so we need to tell the story of agriculture and showcase our successes and begin building consumer confidence and understanding. That’s what I hope to accomplish this year as Lady Leader.”

Lindberg is an agriculture education teacher at Edward W. Wyatt Middle School and has been teaching for 28 years.  She is the school’s FFA chapter advisor. She and her husband, Christopher, live on a 15-acre farm where they have chickens, goats and horses.

She is co-chairman of the Greensville County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee. She also is a member of the Virginia Association of Agricultural Educators, the National Association of Agricultural Educators, the Virginia Association for Career and Technical Education and the national Association for Career and Technical Education. She is a graduate of the Virginia Agriculture Leaders Obtaining Results program.

Lindberg grew up on a small, diversified family farm in West Virginia and was active in 4-H and FFA. She holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education with a minor in agriculture business from West Virginia University and a master’s degree in education administration and supervision from Virginia State University.

She received a $500 cash award courtesy of Farm Credit, a tablet computer, a trip to the 2017 VFBF Annual Convention in Williamsburg, and an all-expense paid trip to the 2018 American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention in Nashville, Tenn. She also will receive travel expenses for speaking appearances on Farm Bureau’s behalf.

With 126,000 members in 88 county Farm Bureaus, VFBF is Virginia’s largest farmers’ advocacy group. Farm Bureau is a non-governmental, nonpartisan, voluntary organization committed to supporting Virginia’s agriculture industry and preserving the Virginia way of life.

Contact Sara Owens, VFBF communications, at 804-290-1133 or Angela Haskovec, VFBF Women’s Program coordinator, at 804-290-1031.

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