Virginia’s Commissioner of Agriculture Matt Lohr to Speak at Ferrum College Wednesday
Commissioner Lohr will speak about politics in leadership at 5:30 p.m. in Franklin Hall.
Ferrum, Va. (March 19, 2013) – Virginia’s 14th Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Matt Lohr will speak about politics in leadership and give an inspirational message to students Wednesday evening, March 20 at Ferrum College. Sponsored by the College’s Republican Club, the non-partisan event will be held in the Blue Ridge Mountain Room in Franklin Hall on campus. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Appointed by Governor Bob McDonnell on May 1, 2010, Commissioner Lohr was raised on a century farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and has been passionate about the agricultural industry his entire life. He was very active in the FFA organization where he served as state president and national vice president in the early 1990s before graduating from Virginia Tech in 1995. Lohr and his family currently operate a 250 acre farm that includes commercial poultry, beef, crops, and a U-Pick pumpkin and corn maze agritourism operation.
Lohr has been deeply involved in the farm bureau organization, winning the American Farm Bureau “Excellence in Agriculture Award” in 2003. He also served several years as his county farm bureau president and chaired both the Rockingham County Planning Commission and School Board. From 2005 until 2010, Lohr represented the 26th House District in the Virginia state legislature.
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