Farm Freedom and The Virginia Free Citizen Internship Program

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Virginia Free Citizen’s first interns, Shelby Mertens and Kate Miller, earlier this year focused on human trafficking first, the anti-thesis of individual freedom and liberty. Our next focus is Farm Freedom. What’s the connection between those two? Individual freedom is the foundation of the many freedoms we enjoy under the Constitution. The right to own land and work that land must be cherished and protected.

The true foundation of republican government is the equal right of every citizen in his person and property and in their management. —Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 1816.

Virginia’s small farms  are subject to overzealous bureaucrats and their regulations placed upon their freedoms that restrict their markets.  Our media team spent hundreds of hours, drove hundreds of miles and spent hundreds of dollars visiting and interviewing four small farms in our state over a four month period.

Please help us today with your generous donation, as we need funds to keep our internship program alive.

Georgiatown farm

Farmer Karen Doyle said she provides her livestock with a decent life, as the animals are free to roam around Doyle’s 10-acre farm.

The Virginia Free Citizen’s very first farm visit for our “Life on the Farm” series was to Karen Doyle’s Georgiatown Farm in White Stone, Va.

Doyle is a heritage breed livestock farmer who is passionate about providing a sustainable environment for her animals.

She does not use any antibiotics, GMOs or any other kind of chemical additive in her products.



Farm Freedom Series Georgiatown

  1. Georgiatown Farm Strives for Sustainability, April 10, 2014
  2. Virginia Livestock Farmer Abstains From GMOs and Antibiotics, May 20, 2014
  3. Local Farmer Seeks to Preserve America’s Heritage Livestock Breeds, June 3, 2014
  4. Recap of VFC’s Georgiatown Farm Visit, July 15, 2014

In part 3, she speaks about “heritage breeds”. Our interns had never heard of “heritage breeds” before, such as the Red Wattle Hog and the Red Bourbon Turkey.

Our team produced 12 YouTube interviews focusing on farm freedom

Please help us today with your generous donation, as we need funds to keep our internship program going and bringing our citizens critical issues, like Farm Freedom not covered by your local news.

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