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We’ll see you at the Callands Festival!

Don’t be late – we start serving at 11 am.  We sell out every year! Come by our tent and get a bowl or a few quarts – or both!

Cattle Agribusiness in Pittsylvania County

by Becky Roberts
Extension Agent, Pittsylvania County

Becky Roberts with Rotarian Chris Lund

Extension Agent Becky Roberts spoke at the Sept. 25 Rotary meeting about Cattle Agribusiness in Pittsylvania County and its importance to the County’s past, present and future economic development.  The County is ranked 10th overall in the state for Cattles sales – and growing.  In addition, the County is ranked 4th in the state for Dairy Production.  This is a significant amount of farm positive economic impact to the County and which continues to grow.   There is an active cattle association in the County,  the Pittsylvania County Cattlemen’s Association, that serves to support new, growing and established cattle businesses.  There are several important cattle events coming up this fall in the County and into next year which point to a vibrant and growing agribusiness within the County.


Chatham Rotary was also pleased to have Laurie Menzel as a guest of Chatham Rotarian Nina Beth Thornton.  Laurie is the Major Gifts Officer for The Rotary Foundation, Zone 33.

Rotarian Nina Beth Thornton with Laurie Menzel

October Dates to Remember


Oct. 4 District Gov. Official Visit, Fountain Danville, VA

Oct. 5 Stew Preparation, County Recreation Center

Oct. 6 Callands Festival, Rotary Stew

Oct. 13 Ducks on the Dan Danville, Va

Oct. 13-14 INTERACT Conference, Smith Mt. Lake



Altavista Tuesday 12:00 pm Applebee’s

Danville-Riverview Thursday 7:30 am Stratford Inn

Danville Tuesday 1:00 pm Stratford Inn

Martinsville Thursday 4:30 pm VA Museum

Martinsville Tuesday 6:15 pm VA Museum

South Boston Tuesday 6:30 pm Ernie’s Restaurant

Danville-After Hrs. Tuesday 5:30 pm