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Learn how to start or improve an agritourism operation at three-day conference

Learn how to start or improve an agritourism operation at three-day conference
Agritourism operations are in vogue right now and if you want to start one or improve an existing business, plan to attend the 2017 Virginia Agritourism Conference.



New safety training tools available for horse farm workers

New safety training tools available for horse farm workers
Bilingual safety posters and animal handling guidelines are available for horse farm owners to share with employees.



Got a teen driver? Smart Start Program available online

Got a teen driver? Smart Start Program available online
Help your teenage driver get off to a road-smart start—and save money, too—by enrolling in Virginia Farm Bureau’s Smart Start Program.



April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
It’s a scary statistic—eight out of 10 traffic crashes in Virginia are related to a distracted driving incident.



International offices, trade missions lead to increased agricultural exports

International offices, trade missions lead to increased agricultural exports
Virginia’s proactive approach to international trade has landed the state $4.5 million in new export sales of soybean products to Southeast Asian markets.



NAFTA trading partners recount gains since 1994

NAFTA trading partners recount gains since 1994
Agriculture officials from the Canadian and Mexican embassies detailed benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement for their countries’ respective industries at the ninth annual Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade.



Public schools milking students’ increased consumption of dairy products

Public schools milking students’ increased consumption of dairy products
Some Virginia public schools are increasing dairy offerings at breakfast and lunch, and hungry students are gobbling them up.



Small farm decline may be due to a paperwork problem

Small farm decline may be due to a paperwork problem
Virginia lost 300 small-scale farms last year, according to an annual survey by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The amount of farmland remained static at 8.1 million acres, and the total number of farms declined by only 200, to 44,800.



Chef Maxwell's recipe for Corn and Coconut Chowder

Chef Maxwell's recipe for Corn and Coconut Chowder
This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.



Chef Maxwell's recipe for Irish Lamb Meatballs

Chef Maxwell's recipe for Irish Lamb Meatballs
This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.



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