Get to Know Dr. Amy Johnson, President, VAA4-HVL


Pictured: Representative Terry Austin, Dr. Amy Johnson, and WP John on a legislative visit in Richmond

Dr. Amy Johnson grew up in Highland County, VA on a beef cattle and sheep farm. She has been in 4-H since she was seven (29 years!). Her projects included Livestock, Public Speaking, Presentations, Share the Fun, Livestock Judging, and 4-H Camp. Later, she served on State 4-H Cabinet 2 years as District Ambassador and State Secretary. She also attended National 4-H Congress, National 4-H Conference, Canadian National 4-H Conference as a US Delegate, competed on the State 4-H Livestock Judging Team and was 7th Individual Overall at the National Contest in 1997. In high school, was also active in FFA – served as multiple chapter officer positions.

Her degrees include Bachelor of Science in Animal Science (Virginia Tech), Associate Degree in Emergency Health Services and Associate Degree of Nursing (Jefferson College of Health Sciences), and Bachelor of Nursing and Doctorate in Nursing Practice (Radford University). Amy has also complete graduate research in farm safety and prevention of agricultural injuries and regularly speaks to agricultural and public interest groups about rural health, agricultural safety, and preventative medicine on the farm.

Amy currently lives in Bedford with WP on his family farm, grow wheat, soybeans and hay. She has two kids (Katie, 4 and Tater, 2), works as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Centra Medical Group, and volunteers as adult 4-H leader with Bedford County. She also sits on the Board of Directors for Moneta Rescue Squad as Medical Advisor, is President Elect for Lynchburg Region of Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners, is the Chairman of Bedford County Farm Bureau Young Farmers Committee, and is a member of the Board of Directors for Bedford County Farm Bureau. She is also serves as Clinical Advisor at Old Dominion University, where she serves as preceptor for nurse practitioner students from multiple colleges and universities.

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