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Sign up for a Farm Bureau membership and save at Va. Horse Festival

Sign up for a Farm Bureau membership and save at Va. Horse Festival
New Virginia Farm Bureau members will receive two adult one-day admission tickets to the 2018 Virginia Horse Festival at The Meadow Event Park March 23-25.



Rural farmstays becoming a Virginia vacationing mainstay

Rural farmstays becoming a Virginia vacationing mainstay
Virginia is full of beautiful countrysides—and farms. For travelers looking to explore, disconnect and enjoy rural living, or learn more about farming, there are farm families who offer lodging or bed-and-breakfast accomodations.



Ferrum speaker: GMOs provide bridge to a better life

Ferrum speaker: GMOs provide bridge to a better life
Dr. Tim Durham doesn’t like the term ‘GMO;’ he prefers ‘biotechnology.’  “GMO has a bad connotation to it,” the Ferrum College assistant professor of agronomy and agricultural sciences explained during a Feb. 24 workshop at the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Winter Expo. 



Motorists, be alert: Spring means farm equipment on roads

Motorists, be alert: Spring means farm equipment on roads
Spring planting and the harvest of wheat and other small grains in May and June means more Virginia farmers will need to be moving tractors and other heavy equipment on public roads.



Crab and Roasted Pepper Cheesecake

Crab and Roasted Pepper Cheesecake

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.




Stamp and Go (Jamaican Saltfish Fritters)

Stamp and Go (Jamaican Saltfish Fritters)

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.




Virginia’s, nation’s largest industry to be celebrated March 18-24

Virginia’s, nation’s largest industry to be celebrated March 18-24
Virginia and U.S. agriculture will be celebrated during National Ag Week, March 18-24, and the 45th annual National Ag Day will be observed March 20.



Small grains speaker urges farmers to use ‘realistic optimism’

Small grains speaker urges farmers to use ‘realistic optimism’
When planning for the sale of their crops, grain farmers should use “realistic optimism.” That was the message delivered Feb. 20 by Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Grain Division Manager Robert Harper during the 2018 Virginia Grains & Soybean Annual Conference.



Farmers need to prepare for Produce Safety Rule

Farmers need to prepare for Produce Safety Rule
The Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule will go into full implementation for large U.S. farms in the summer of 2019. But recordkeeping must start this year.



Berry production will be focus of March 8 conference

Berry production will be focus of March 8 conference
The 10th Annual Berry Production and Marketing Conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8 at Virginia State University.



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