Daily’s Green wins Farm Bureau journalism award

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The Northern Virginia Daily is one of four newspapers and a television station that won awards during the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation 2015 Annual Convention on Tuesday in Norfolk.

Northern Virginia Daily reporter Kevin Green, who now works for a Norfolk television station, shared the journalism award in the daily newspaper category with the Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg.

Other winners were The Tidewater News, in Franklin, which won the Ishee-Quann Award for Media Excellence as well as the non-daily journalism award, and WHSV-Tv 3 in Harrisonburg, which won in the television category. Cathy Dyson, a reporter with The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, won the Members’ Choice award, and honorable mentions went to the Roanoke Business magazine and the Rappahannock Record, in Kilmarnock, according to a Farm Bureau news release.

“We continue to be wowed by the depth of the stories and the professionalism of our media members,” said VFBF President Wayne F. Pryor. “They have covered many of the same issues that Farm Bureau deals with every day, and they’ve even shed new light on some of them. The entries were entertaining, informative and objective.

“It’s reassuring to know that there are still reporters and editors who understand the importance of our $70 billion industry,” he stated in the release.

Contest judges wrote this of Green’s agriculture news stories:

Green did a solid job of covering farm issues “indigenous to his region of the state, like poultry and wine grapes. … But he also kept his readers informed of overall agricultural matters like ag literacy and education, the importance of dairy products and many others.”