(Sam Gardner of Bedford County raises replacement heifers for dairy farms.
Photo by Kathy Dixon, Virginia Farm Bureau)
This week there is an interesting discussion going on in
about farmers using
antibiotics in livestock production. The
Roanoke Times is inviting everyone to read a point and counterpoint on the
issue and comment on their blog. Roanoke
One point is made by
farmer Sam Gardner, president of Gardner Heifers Inc., who also is a member of
the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Committee. He was a 2011
winner of the VFBF Young Farmers Environmental Stewardship Award, which recognized
efforts on his family’s farm to protect natural resources. Bedford County
Get in on the discussion today! Contributors’ rebuttals will be published June 10.