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State’s largest farm group looking forward to working with new ag commissioner

State’s largest farm group looking forward to working with new ag commissioner
Dr. Jewel Bronaugh was named Virginia’s 16th commissioner of agriculture by Gov. Ralph S. Northam on April 9.



Farmers seeking flexibility when transporting livestock

Farmers seeking flexibility when transporting livestock
Farmers hauling livestock should not be subject to the same laws as truckers transporting boxes of toilet paper.



Bedford County farmer and nurse practitioner receives Farm Bureau Lady Leader recognition

Bedford County farmer and nurse practitioner receives Farm Bureau Lady Leader recognition
Dr. Amy E. Johnson of Bedford was honored through the Virginia Farm Bureau Lady Leader recognition program March 17 at the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Spring Conference in Roanoke.



Shenandoah farmers continue free movie tradition

Shenandoah farmers continue free movie tradition
Members of the Shenandoah County Farm Bureau have been sharing their love of agriculture with their neighbors by showing free movies. And the four-year tradition continues this April.



Pop the cork on Virginia Vineyard Month

Pop the cork on Virginia Vineyard Month
April marks a new wine grape growing season and Virginia Vineyard Month. It’s also a good time to toast one of the state’s fastest-growing agricultural industries.



Campbell County festival to highlight bluegrass and agriculture

Campbell County festival to highlight bluegrass and agriculture
The Bluegrass, Crops and Critters Festival will take place from 2-9 p.m. April 14 at Rustburg High School in Campbell County.



Virginia one of top states for strong residential building codes

Virginia one of top states for strong residential building codes
Virginia ranked second in The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety 2018 Rating the States report. This information assesses the progress of 18 hurricane-prone coastal states along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast in strengthening their residential building codes.



Va. educator receives national honor for agriculture-based lessons

Va. educator receives national honor for agriculture-based lessons
Jennifer Massengill, a science and technology teacher at Hampton Roads Academy in Newport News, is one of eight 2018 Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award recipients.



Augusta County student named Farm Bureau Ambassador

Augusta County student named Farm Bureau Ambassador
Madison Slaven of Weyers Cave has been named the 2018 Virginia Farm Bureau Ambassador. She was honored at the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Spring Conference, held March 16-18 in Roanoke.



Carroll County producer is Farm Bureau’s Farm Woman of the Year

Carroll County producer is Farm Bureau’s Farm Woman of the Year
Amanda Parris of Hillsville has been named Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s 2018 Farm Woman of the Year. She was honored during the VFBF Women’s Spring Conference, held March 16-18 in Roanoke.



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