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Smithfield Foods: A Global Force that Cares Deeply about Its Community

Smithfield Foods and MB Grains Sponsor the 68th Shad Planking Smithfield Foods, located in beautiful Smithfield, Virginia, is the #1 World Hog Producer and #1 World Pork Processor.  Smithfield process…

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Shad Planking Speakers: The List

For 68 years, speakers at the Shad Planking have made history. This year will be no different. Speakers include a former governor; two candidates for the 4th District seat in the U.S. Congress; and a …

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TGIF: The Shad Planking Switches from Wednesday to Friday

As long as anyone can remember the Shad Planking has taken place on the 3rd Wednesday in April.  And as long as anyone can remember people have been asking for the event to be moved.  Everyone agrees …

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Real People, Real Good: Corey “Sage” Fauconier

“We’re all Virginians.  We won’t always agree with each other, but we need to have mutual respect.  I’m excited for an event of inclusivity!” – Corey Fauconier Firs…

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Virginia’s Best Wineries: Hampton Roads

The Shad Planking Welcomes Hampton Roads Winery, the Winery at the End of the Rainbow Diane Sheldon, a chemist, and David Sheldon, an entrepreneur, opened Hampton Roads Winery in order to take somethi…

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Real People, Real Good: Dean Longo

The Shad Planker Who Works Behind the Scenes to Reduce Gang Violence “It’s a fun event, even if you don’t have an agenda.”—Dean Longo Dean Longo first went to the Shad Planking in 2011, when he was a …