Tom and Kim Nixon receive Virginia Farmer of the Year Award

Steve Hopkins, Orange County Virginia Cooperative Extension agriculture and natural resource agent, presents the Nixon family with the 2014 Virginia Farmer of the Year Award at the Central Virginia Cattlemen Association field day held on Aug. 8 at Tucker Livestock in Radiant, Virginia. Pictured from left to right: Steve Hopkins, Robert T. “Tom” Nixon, Robert Nixon, and Kim Nixon. Elizabeth Nixon was not present.

Steve Hopkins, Orange County Virginia Cooperative Extension agriculture and natural resource agent, presents the Nixon family with the 2014 Virginia Farmer of the Year Award at the Central Virginia Cattlemen Association field day held on Aug. 8 at Tucker Livestock in Radiant, Virginia. Pictured from left to right: Steve Hopkins, Robert T. “Tom” Nixon, Robert Nixon, and Kim Nixon. Elizabeth Nixon was not present.

BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 9, 2014 – Virginia Cooperative Extension has recognized Robert T. “Tom” Nixon II and his wife, Kim, of Glenmary Farm in Rapidan, Virginia, as recipients of the 2014 Virginia Farmer of the Year Award.

The award commends individual contributions to the commonwealth’s agricultural industry.

Beef cattle, turkeys, and row crops are major enterprises at scenic Glenmary Farm overlooking the Rapidan River. The Nixons, who own the farm, are focused on flexibility in growing and marketing cattle and crops.

For example, the Nixons harvest corn as a cash crop or silage, depending on prices for corn and beef cattle. They are equally flexible when it comes to selling cattle, whether they are weaned calves, stockers, bred cows, or finished cattle from his feedlot.

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