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So Long Tom Covey

Farm Business Management Update, October/November 2004

By Gordon Groover, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Farm Business Management, VT

Long-time farm business management agent in Southwest District, Tom Covey will retire this fall from a career of helping farmers understand practical economics, marketing, and business management. Tom has a long list of activities and accomplishments in the field of agriculture. He began in Page County teaching vocational agriculture, then went on to Washington County as a 4-H agent. In the 1980's, he made a shift to farm business management when he moved to the Shenandoah Valley, and then returned home to the New River Valley. We'll miss his humor and ability to communicate the practical knowledge of business management to farmers, extension agents, service providers, and extension specialists. Tom, we look forward to hearing even bigger tales about fishing the rivers of Southwest Virginia and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Tom and Becky, we wish you the best as you develop and enjoy new talents and endeavors.

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