NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WDBJ7) Casey and Stacey Phillips, of Montgomery County, recently represented the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation in a national competition, and they didn’t come home empty handed.
The Phillips are proud of Dry Valley Farms -- their dairy farm in Montgomery County. It’s their work on the farm and presence on social media that earned them first runners-up for the American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers and Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award.
Casey manages the farm, while Stacey documents the journey.
Their Facebook and Instagram pages tell their family’s story of what life’s like on the farm. They have a pick-your-own corn operation, and they even let school groups come out to the farm for a tour. They have a lot of fun with their boys teaching them the ropes of farm life, but they also use social media to address issues that farmers face.
Simply put, the Phillips are just passionate about farming and educating people about what they do.
And to top it all off, because of the award they received at the national competition, they’ll be getting a new tractor.