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Montgomery, Pulaski young farmers provide milk for outreach center

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers in Montgomery and Pulaski counties recently raised $4,500 to purchase milk for a local outreach center.



A measure of caution can help prevent kitchen fires

In a season when people spend extra time in the kitchen, it’s extra important to cook safely and know what to do in the event of a fire.



Illuminate Light Show & Santa’s Village wows crowds for third year in a row

Illuminate Light Show & Santa’s Village wows crowds for third year in a row
Dancing lights on winter nights will continue to fascinate this holiday season at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County.  Illuminate Light Show & Santa’s Village, Central Virginia’s largest drive-through light show, opened Nov. 18 and will run through Jan. 1, 2017. The event is open nightly—including holidays—from 5:30 to 10 p.m.



Keep the sparkle, avoid the sparks with safe holiday lights!

Keep the sparkle, avoid the sparks with safe holiday lights!
Holiday lights add a festive touch to your home—inside and out! But before you start decorating, make sure you are “current” on how to decorate safely.



Give a gift that gives back year-round

Give a gift that gives back year-round
Need a special holiday gift for someone who recognizes the things that make Virginia unique?



Oh Fraser fir, where do you come from?

Oh Fraser fir, where do you come from?
Mountains and Fraser firs are all you can see for miles from Rodney Richardson’s back porch.



Peanut brittle is a sweet Southern holiday favorite

Peanut brittle is a sweet Southern holiday favorite
Southerners like their homemade sweets. During the holidays, what better gift to give than a tasty treat made with Virginia peanuts?



Chef Maxwell's recipe for pan fried catfish

Chef Maxwell's recipe for pan fried catfish
This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.

Maxwell, a certified executive chef, culinary educator and member of the American Academy of Chefs, shares delicious seasonal recipes in a Real Virginia segment sponsored by Virginia Grown, a program of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.



Convention to focus on agriculture industry challenges, solutions

“Growing for the Greater Good” is the theme of the 2016 annual Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention.



‘Growing for the Greater Good’ is convention theme

Feeding the world is the subject of an award-winning documentary that will be screened Nov. 28 and 29 at the 2016 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention at The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs.