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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.



Farmers approve of Trump’s move to ditch ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule

Farmers approve of Trump’s move to ditch ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule
Describing the flawed “Waters of the U.S.” rule as nothing more than a federal land grab, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall called President Trump’s executive order to ditch the rule “a welcome relief to farmers and ranchers across the country.” 



State officials share updates with Farm Bureau leaders

State officials share updates with Farm Bureau leaders
State agriculture and forestry officials recently outlined some challenges and accomplishments for leaders of the state’s largest farmers’ advocacy organization.



VSU will offer urban agriculture certification program this spring

VSU will offer urban agriculture certification program this spring
Virginia State University will offer a 10-week certification program in urban agriculture starting March 11. The College of Agriculture program will include lectures and hands-on outdoor lab activities at VSU’s Randolph Farm near Petersburg.



Virginia’s and nation’s largest industry will be celebrated March 19-25

Virginia’s and nation’s largest industry will be celebrated March 19-25
Virginia agriculture will be celebrated during National Ag Week, March 19-25. National Ag Day is March 21.



Virginia peanut growers to mark National Peanut Month with peanut butter donations

Virginia peanut growers to mark National Peanut Month with peanut butter donations
Virginia peanut producers will take the super-nutritious peanut from the field to the food bank in the form of peanut butter donations during National Peanut Month in March.



Agriculture Literacy Week to feature readings of Sleep Tight Farm

Agriculture Literacy Week to feature readings of Sleep Tight Farm
Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom program will holds its seventh annual Agriculture Literacy Week March 6-10.



School garden projects germinating fast

School garden projects germinating fast
As spring inches closer on the calendar, gardeners are not the only ones thinking about digging in the dirt. Many teachers are planning their schools’ spring gardens.



Transfer of CRP land to next generation of farmers is now easier

Transfer of CRP land to next generation of farmers is now easier
On Jan. 9 the U.S. Department of Agriculture began allowing farmers and ranchers to terminate their Conservation Reserve Program contracts early in order to transfer property to the next generation.



Virginia Tech Agricultural Technology Program to hold open house

Virginia Tech Agricultural Technology Program to hold open house
Virginia Tech’s Agricultural Technology Program will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on March 18 at the university’s Litton Reaves Hall.



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