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West Point’s Bees Knees Farm wins SFOP award

A West Point business was among the winners at the Virginia Cooperative Extension Small Farm Outreach Program (SFOP) annual conference at the Hotel Roanoke Conference Center in Roanoke on Saturday, Nov. 20.

Dennis and Sarah Williams were named Volunteers of the Year. They run Bees Knees Farm and Creamery in West Point. Their passion is using regenerative and compassionate farming practices for their land, and the meat and cheese items they produce. “The SFOP could not succeed without individuals like the Williams,” said William Crutchfield, director of the Small Farm Outreach Program at Virginia State University. “We are very thankful for their assistance with workshops and field days.”

Mark and Lona Chandler were the recipients of the Andy Hankins Small Farmer of the Year Award. They operate Chandler’s Gardens and Greenhouses in Scottsburg where they produce crops including cabbage, broccoli, collards, and chard, as well as an abundance of flower species.

Roland Terrell was ...

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