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Farm breweries infusing beers with homegrown ingredients

Farm breweries infusing beers with homegrown ingredients
French Toast brown ale made with six-row Thoroughbred barley and Throatlatch Imperial Farm IPA with Cascade and Nugget hops fresh from the farm are among the products farm breweries are crafting with homegrown ingredients.



Hardywood, Virginia farmers team up to produce seasonal beers

Hardywood, Virginia farmers team up to produce seasonal beers
From its beginning, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond has placed an emphasis on using local products in 
its beer.



‘From the dirt to the glass,’ farm brewery focuses on a homegrown, farm-malted product

‘From the dirt to the glass,’ farm brewery focuses on a homegrown, farm-malted product
At Wood Ridge Farm in Nelson County, growing barley is the first important step in a hands-on process by which Barry Wood oversees production of craft-brewed beers served at his Wood Ridge Farm Brewery.



Leadership, outreach and community involvement are hallmarks of Women’s Program

Leadership, outreach and community involvement are hallmarks of Women’s Program
Women involved in the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Program work to promote the agriculture industry through educational projects such as Agriculture Literacy Week.



Celebrate Secretariat’s legacy at the Virginia Horse Festival and year-round

Celebrate Secretariat’s legacy at the Virginia Horse Festival and year-round
If you’re a fan of legendary Thoroughbred racehorse Secretariat, you’ll want to celebrate his birthday at his birthplace, The Meadow, with members of the Secretariat racing team.



Traditional soda bread delivers taste of Ireland

Traditional soda bread delivers taste of Ireland
As we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and National Flour Month, why not try an Irish soda bread recipe? It’s so simple you can bake an extra loaf to share!



Virginia ranks ninth nationwide for local food sales

Virginia ranks ninth nationwide for local food sales
Virginia ranks ninth nationally for direct farm sales, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service study on local food marketing practices.



Agricultural safety week to focus on farmers’ best investment

Agricultural safety week to focus on farmers’ best investment
Agricultural safety is one of the best investments for farmers and ranchers.



Caroline educator named Agriculture in the Classroom’s Teacher of the Year

Caroline educator named Agriculture in the Classroom’s Teacher of the Year
Jessica Pittman, a first grade teacher in Caroline County, has been named Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom 2017 Teacher of the Year.



Organic food producers, handlers eligible for certification cost share reimbursements

Organic food producers, handlers eligible for certification cost share reimbursements
Starting March 20, organic food producers and handlers will be able to apply for federal reimbursement to assist with the cost of receiving and maintaining organic transitional certification, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.



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