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Virginia one of top states for strong residential building codes

Virginia one of top states for strong residential building codes
Virginia ranked second in The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety 2018 Rating the States report. This information assesses the progress of 18 hurricane-prone coastal states along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast in strengthening their residential building codes.



Women in Agriculture Gathering provides ‘wealth of information’

Women in Agriculture Gathering provides ‘wealth of information’
More than 80 farm women listened to experts, shared ideas and made plans to implement them during the Virginia Women in Agriculture Gathering March 24.



Montgomery County dairy couple takes national honor for Excellence in Agriculture

Montgomery County dairy couple takes national honor for Excellence in Agriculture
Casey and Stacey Phillips of Montgomery County were named first runners-up for the 2018 American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award. The competition took place at the AFBF Annual Convention, held Jan. 5-10 in Nashville, Tenn.



Newport News educator named Agriculture in the Classroom’s Teacher of the Year

Newport News educator named Agriculture in the Classroom’s Teacher of the Year
Jennifer Massengill, a science and technology teacher at Hampton Roads Academy, has been named Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom 2018 Teacher of the Year.



Secretariat tours at historic birthplace offer insider information

Secretariat tours at historic birthplace offer insider information
Visitors who tour Secretariat’s historic birthplace get the inside scoop.



Dairy demand creates some concern for farmers

Dairy demand creates some concern for farmers
Jennifer Leech, a Rockbridge County dairy farmer, said she and her family recently were calculating how much milk it would take to make cheese for every pizza in Lexington.



Brandade de Morue

Brandade de Morue

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.




Pickled Beet Salad

Pickled Beet Salad

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.




Smyth County couple named national runners-up for farming award

Smyth County couple named national runners-up for farming award
Justin and Lori McClellan of Smyth County were named first runners-up for the 2018 American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award. The competition took place at the AFBF Annual Convention, held Jan. 5-10 in Nashville, Tenn.



Lee County Extension agent a semifinalist in national competition

Lee County Extension agent a semifinalist in national competition
Amy Fannon, a Virginia Cooperative Extension unit coordinator in Lee County, reached the semifinal round of competition in the 2018 American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet. The competition took place at the AFBF Annual Convention, held Jan. 5-10 in Nashville, Tenn.



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