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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month—are you watching the road?

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month—are you watching the road?
It’s a scary statistic—eight out of 10 traffic crashes and 65 percent of near-crashes in Virginia are related to a distracted driving incident.



Thousands learned about farming during Agriculture Literacy Week

Thousands learned about farming during Agriculture Literacy Week
More than 1,200 Virginia Farm Bureau volunteers and members of the state’s agricultural community marked Agriculture Literacy Week by reading to 50,000 preschool and elementary school students.



Secretariat’s birthday, local food and beverages part of equine festival

Secretariat’s birthday, local food and beverages part of equine festival
A farm-to-fork dinner, a brand-new Secretariat-themed beer, a birthday celebration and dozens of clinics, demonstrations and seminars are part of the March 24-26 Virginia Horse Festival.



Virginia business owners can grow with 14-step process

Virginia business owners can grow with 14-step process
Business owners interested in capturing a greater market share have an opportunity to attend a one-day workshop with an internationally-recognized business consultant.



Three agricultural leaders recognized at VFBF Spring Conference

Three Virginia agricultural leaders were recognized at the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Spring Conference, held March 17-19.



Craft beers increasingly made with Virginia ingredients

Craft beers increasingly made with Virginia ingredients
Virginia’s drink industry is overflowing with more than 175 craft breweries, 14 cideries, 47 distilleries and 282 wineries, and that’s leading to more opportunities for farmers to grow ingredients.



New safety training tools available for horse farm workers

New safety training tools available for horse farm workers
Bilingual safety posters and animal handling guidelines are available for horse farm owners to share with employees.



Learn how to start or improve an agritourism operation at three-day conference

Learn how to start or improve an agritourism operation at three-day conference
Agritourism operations are in vogue right now and if you want to start one or improve an existing business, plan to attend the 2017 Virginia Agritourism Conference.



Virginia farm brewery uses homegrown, farm-malted product

Virginia farm brewery uses 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.



Peanut plantings expected to be on the rise in 2017

Peanut plantings expected to be on the rise in 2017
Plantings of Virginia peanuts have been on the decline, but for the first time in several years industry analysts expect that to change.



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