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Fall Focus Donation Heifer Selling at Virginia Beef Expo

McDonald Farms is donating a “pick of the lot” for the Virginia Beef Expo, April 17, in Harrisonburg. The buyer will get to pick from McDonald Farms 2019-born Simmental and SimAngusTM heifers.

Proceeds of the sale will go to the American Simmental-SimbrahFoundation and the Virginia Simmental Association to support the 2020 Fall Focus this August in Roanoke, VA. McDonald Farms will supply a list of the heifers’ registration numbers to choose from. Buyer must select their female by April 30, 2020.

Bill McDonald, owner and manager of McDonald Farms, says, "We are glad to support the American Simmental-Simbrah Foundation in its efforts to promote and fund educational programs for cattle producers. By donating this 'Pick of our 2019 Simmental or SimAngus Heifers' we are helping to make this a reality. McDonald Farms has supported Fall Focus since it started and is very honored to help the Virginia Simmental Association host this event in our great state. This will be the first time in 15 years that anyone has had the opportunity to purchase one of our females at a public Simmental sale." For more information about the donation lot contact Bill McDonald at info@mcdonaldfarms.com or DP Sales at office@dpsalesllc.com. Interested in learning more about this year’s Fall Focus, head to fallfocus.org.


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Fall Focus 2021

The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
110 Shenandoah Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016


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Alex White, Ph.D.

Adjunct professor in the Dairy Science Department, Virginia Tech

Operates A. White Enterprises (consulting & speaking)

Financial Management Consultant, Verity Asset Management

Dr. White received his B.S. in Agricultural Economics from Virginia Tech, focusing on farm management and agricultural financial management.  His M.S. is in Ag Econ from Ohio State, with a concentration in farm management.  His Ph.D. is from Virginia Tech, where his research centered on retirement planning strategies for agricultural producers and small business owners.

Alex has taught a wide variety of college courses at Virginia Tech, Ohio State, NC State and Ferrum College over the past 25 years.  The courses he has taught include Dairy Enterprise Management, Agribusiness Management, Ag Financial Management, Farm Business Management, Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship, Computer Applications in Agriculture, and several courses in Personal Financial Management.  Alex has worked as a computer programmer for an agricultural software firm.  He has also served as an extension agent and an extension specialist (personal financial management) for Virginia Cooperative Extension.  Alex was an assistant coach for the 2004 and 2007 national championship teams in the American Express Financial Planning Invitational.

In August 2012, Alex began working full-time in the fields of financial management (focusing on retirement planning) and farm/business consulting.  He works with individuals and small business owners throughout the mid-Atlantic region.  Alex is an adjunct professor in the Dairy Science department at Virginia Tech.  He will continue to teach a couple of courses at Virginia Tech and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. White speaks to a wide variety of audiences throughout the US.  He is on the Ag Advisory Board for First Bank & Trust.  He spends his free time restoring a 1943 Farmall H tractor, renovating his old house, woodworking, and working on his neighbor’s farm to keep his feet in agriculture.

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