Carolyn Quinn named Farmer of the Year by VCE Small Farm Outreach Program

From left are Virginia State University agriculture management agent Susan Cheek, Small Farm Outreach Program director William Crutchfield and Dug In Farms owner Carolyn Quinn.

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Small Farm Outreach Program (SFOP) at Virginia State University (VSU) recently announced its 2020 Andy Hankins Small Farmer of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and SFOP Small Farm Agent of the Year awards.

Carolyn Quinn, owner of Dug In Farms in White Stone, received the Andy Hankins Small Farmer of the Year award, reported marketing and communications manager Lorraine Blackwell.

Quinn began farming six years ago after moving from Washington, D.C., where she worked as a lobbyist. She raises vegetables, cut flowers and runs a farmers market on her farm.

Quinn grows produce year-round in two high tunnels she….

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