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Resource Management Plans in place on more than 68,000 acres

Resource Management Plans in place on more than 68,000 acres
Virginia farm and forestland owners have put in place 326 Resource Management Plans that cover 68,147 acres, according to a report released Dec. 7 by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.



Cooperative effort drives restoration of longleaf pine in Virginia

Cooperative effort drives restoration of longleaf pine in Virginia
The Virginia Department of Forestry is spearheading an effort to restore what was once the most common tree in the uplands of Southeast Virginia, the longleaf pine.



Winter doesn’t chill interest in local farmers’ markets

Winter doesn’t chill interest in local farmers’ markets
Even when the mercury drops, winter produce, baked goods, local meats, preserved foods and handcrafted items are a draw at Virginia farmers’ markets.



Chef Maxwell's recipe for Bread and Butter Pickles

Chef Maxwell's recipe for Bread and Butter Pickles
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.




Chef Maxwell's recipe for Peach Pie

Chef Maxwell's recipe for Peach Pie
This recipe was prepared by Chef 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.

John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.



Middlesex County farmer re-elected to Farm Bureau board

Middlesex County cattle producer W. Ellis Walton of Church View was elected Dec. 1 to a third three-year term on the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board of directors.



Cumberland County producer re-elected to Farm Bureau board

Cumberland County cattle, forage and forestry producer William F. “Bill” Osl Jr. of Columbia was elected Dec. 1 to a second three-year term on the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board of directors. 



Shenandoah County farmer re-elected to Farm Bureau board

Shenandoah County cattle and grain producer Peter A. Truban of Woodstock was elected Dec. 1 to a third three-year term on the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board of directors.



Montgomery County farmer elected to Farm Bureau board

Montgomery County cattle and hay producer Bruce N. Stanger of Christiansburg was elected Dec. 1 to a three-year term on the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board of directors. 



Washington County farmer will represent young producers on Farm Bureau board

Washington County cattle producer Mindy McCroskey of Bristol was elected Dec. 1 to a two-year term as chairman of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Committee.