Ann Jarboe has been hired as arts administrator for the Shenandoah Arts Council. The newly-created role replaces the position of executive director.
A Winchester native and John Handley High School graduate, Jarboe earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and a master’s degree in arts administration from Shenandoah University. She began her career as a reporter at The Winchester Star before working at Shenandoah University in public and media relations for a decade.
Jarboe has also worked for Winchester Public Schools as an English teacher at Daniel Morgan Middle School, and most recently, in guest services at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. She also currently serves as a co-chairperson of the publicity and promotions committee for the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival.
She was introduced to the membership of ShenArts at its annual meeting Oct. 18.
Shenandoah Arts Council is located at 811 S. Loudoun St., Winchester. Information: www.shenarts.org.
T&E Meats in Harrisonburg has been awarded a $370,532 Food Production Program Implementation Grant by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service.
The grant was part of $13.4 million in the Local Food Promotion program that was awarded nationally for 2017.
The grant will provide funding for T&E Meats to acquire several pieces of specialized equipment for curing, cooking and smoking meats and to purchase equipment and training for digital traceability of inspected meat products through scanning and bar coding. The grant will also help farmers to improve the efficiency of their operations.
T&E Meats is one of only a few businesses in Virginia that provides local farmers with USDA-inspected slaughter and packing services.