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VSU will offer urban agriculture certification program this spring

VSU will offer urban agriculture certification program this spring
Virginia State University will offer a 10-week certification program in urban agriculture starting March 11. The College of Agriculture program will include lectures and hands-on outdoor lab activities at VSU’s Randolph Farm near Petersburg.



Virginia’s and nation’s largest industry will be celebrated March 19-25

Virginia’s and nation’s largest industry will be celebrated March 19-25
Virginia agriculture will be celebrated during National Ag Week, March 19-25. National Ag Day is March 21.



Transfer of CRP land to next generation of farmers is now easier

Transfer of CRP land to next generation of farmers is now easier
On Jan. 9 the U.S. Department of Agriculture began allowing farmers and ranchers to terminate their Conservation Reserve Program contracts early in order to transfer property to the next generation.



School garden projects germinating fast

School garden projects germinating fast
As spring inches closer on the calendar, gardeners are not the only ones thinking about digging in the dirt. Many teachers are planning their schools’ spring gardens.



Agriculture Literacy Week to feature readings of Sleep Tight Farm

Agriculture Literacy Week to feature readings of Sleep Tight Farm
Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom program will holds its seventh annual Agriculture Literacy Week March 6-10.



Virginia peanut growers to mark National Peanut Month with peanut butter donations

Virginia peanut growers to mark National Peanut Month with peanut butter donations
Virginia peanut producers will take the super-nutritious peanut from the field to the food bank in the form of peanut butter donations during National Peanut Month in March.



Hardywood, Virginia farmers team up to produce seasonal beers

Hardywood, Virginia farmers team up to produce seasonal beers
From its beginning, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond has placed an emphasis on using local products in 
its beer.



Farm breweries infusing beers with homegrown ingredients

Farm breweries infusing beers with homegrown ingredients
French Toast brown ale made with six-row Thoroughbred barley and Throatlatch Imperial Farm IPA with Cascade and Nugget hops fresh from the farm are among the products farm breweries are crafting with homegrown ingredients.



Farm Bureau: New data points to need for immigration reform

Farm Bureau: New data points to need for immigration reform
Virginia Farm Bureau Federation leaders say new data emphasizes the contributions of immigrants to Virginia agriculture and the need for immigration reform.



Virginia Tech Agricultural Technology Program to hold open house

Virginia Tech Agricultural Technology Program to hold open house
Virginia Tech’s Agricultural Technology Program will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on March 18 at the university’s Litton Reaves Hall.



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