Farmers to meet legislators January 27

Farmers will step away from the fields and into the statehouse on January 27 to discuss agricultural issues and concerns with legislators during the 2020 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation (VFBF) Legislative Day.

This year’s theme is Farmers In Action to emphasize the importance of farmers being politically active. Pittsylvania County farmer Kristal Harris said putting a human face on the issues affecting Virginia’s agricultural community means lawmakers can make decisions informed by real relationships.

Harris has participated in VFBF Legislative Day the past few years.

“You have to go and tell your story, because you’re the expert,” Harris said. Her first-generation farming family produces…