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Agriculture impacted by new government appointees

Agriculture impacted by new government appointees
Gov. Ralph Northam has made appointments for key positions that may impact agriculture.



Agriculture Literacy Week to feature readings of These Bees Count!

Agriculture Literacy Week to feature readings of These Bees Count!
Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom’s annual Agriculture Literacy Week will take place March 5-9, and Virginia AITC has selected These Bees Count!, a children’s book by Alison Formento, as its 2018 Book of the Year.



Farmers’ dry winter worries getting stronger

Farmers’ dry winter worries getting stronger
A dry fall and an even drier January are creating some concerns for Virginia farmers.



Oyster Pot Pie

Oyster Pot Pie

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.




Spinach and Sweet Potato Soup

Spinach and Sweet Potato Soup

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.




Farmers invited to free manure-management workshops

Farmers invited to free manure-management workshops
The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation will host two free workshops to help farmers maximize the use of manure on their farms.



Kick up your heels at this year’s Virginia Horse Festival

Kick up your heels at this year’s Virginia Horse Festival
This year’s Virginia Horse Festival, March 23-25, offers a wide mix of entertainment and education for horse enthusiasts, dog lovers and festival-goers too.



The right words help farmers put a face on farming

The right words help farmers put a face on farming
One of the biggest challenges for modern agriculture is negative public opinion.



Virginia Cooperative Extension, ag experiment station found to have profound impact

Virginia Cooperative Extension, ag experiment station found to have profound impact
A recent report indicates the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station and Virginia Cooperative Extension have far-reaching impacts across the state.



Pittsylvania County farmer receives tractor as Southeastern Farmer of the Year prize

Pittsylvania County farmer receives tractor as Southeastern Farmer of the Year prize
Southeastern Farmer of the Year Robert Mills Jr. of Pittsylvania County received a Massey Ferguson tractor from Massey Ferguson North America and Boone Tractor on Jan. 26. This is Mills’ prize for winning the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award.



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