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Prevent backyard chickens from spreading disease

Prevent backyard chickens from spreading disease
More consumers are keeping chickens in their own backyards, but the desire for fresh eggs can come with some risks.



Take the edge off chilly weather with a pot of chili

Take the edge off chilly weather with a pot of chili
Chilly temperatures in the heart of the winter call for a hearty dish like chili.



Prepare now to attract butterflies, hummingbirds to spring garden

Prepare now to attract butterflies, hummingbirds to spring garden
It may be cold or dreary now, but in a few months gardens all over Virginia will be bright and lively again—and hopefully full of butterflies and hummingbirds. By establishing specific plants, you can create a garden space that’s attractive to both creatures.



Your membership means savings on John Deere products

Your membership means savings on John Deere products
Whether you farm on a large scale or you like to keep your residential lot looking great, you can receive valuable John Deere discounts just for being a Virginia Farm Bureau member.



Explore what’s going on at Farm Bureau and on farms in Virginia

Explore what’s going on at Farm Bureau and on farms in Virginia
It’s a new year, and farmers all over the state are taking part in the U.S. Census of Agriculture, conducted every five years. On Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program, you can find out how the census benefits all Americans.



Insider information draws visitors to Secretariat tours

Insider information draws visitors to Secretariat tours
 “Awwwwwww,” 22 tour participants collectively exhaled after learning that Christopher Chenery never got to see Secretariat win the Triple Crown.



New documentary offers ray of hope for future farming

New documentary offers ray of hope for future farming
The documentary Farming for America premiered in October and depicts a bleak picture of current agriculture, but it offers a ray of hope for future farming.



Consider farmscaping with flowers to control garden pests

Consider farmscaping with flowers to control garden pests
If you’re already planning next year’s vegetable garden, consider farmscaping with flowers to help control harmful insects.



Virginia farmers to join others in voting on national farm policies

Virginia farmers to join others in voting on national farm policies
Virginia representatives will join nearly 7,000 Farm Bureau members from across the nation in shaping policies important to farmers and ranchers Jan. 5-10 at the 2018 American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention in Nashville.



Virginia AITC picks pollinator book as its 2018 Book of the Year

Virginia AITC picks pollinator book as its 2018 Book of the Year
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.



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