COURTHOUSE – The Virginia Beach City Council on Tuesday, Nov. 7, recognized farmer Don Horsley for his recent induction into the Virginia Livestock Hall of Fame.
Horsley was one of four people inducted into the hall this past month during a ceremony at the Alphin-Stuart Livestock Teaching Arena on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg. Among many civic roles, he serves on the Virginia Beach Planning Commission and the Virginia Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Horsley, a Virginia Tech alumnus, has grown crops and raised livestock, including show pigs and cattle, through Land of Promise Farms in Blackwater, a partnership with his wife, Diane Horsley, and their sons Shane and Ryan. The family farms about 6,000 acres, according to the proclamation celebrating Horsley’s achievment.
In brief remarks to the city council, Horsley said he was honored for the recognition, and he thanked those who have helped him succeed.
“My family and friends are the reason I can do these things,” he said.
“We appreciate everything you do for our community,” Mayor Will Sessoms said. “You’re a big part of the success of making this city what it is – the greatest city in the world – and we thank you, sir.”
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