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Botetourt student is named Outstanding Young Agriculturalist

Botetourt student is named Outstanding Young Agriculturalist
Claire E. Seibel of Botetourt County was named this year’s Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Outstanding Young Agriculturalist. She was recognized Aug. 3 at the VFBF Young Farmers Summer Expo in Richmond.



Lee County Extension agent wins Excellence in Agriculture Award

Lee County Extension agent wins Excellence in Agriculture Award
Amy G. Fannon of Pennington Gap is this year’s Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Excellence in Agriculture Award winner. She was recognized Aug. 3 during the VFBF Young Farmers Summer Expo in Richmond.



Don’t let heat stress get you down

Don’t let heat stress get you down
Heat stress won’t just slow you down—it also can be deadly.



Wet summer a washout for some, helpful to others

Wet summer a washout for some, helpful to others
It’s been a much wetter summer than usual for many Virginia farmers, but not a record rainfall year.



Lee County agent, Botetourt student honored at Young Farmers event

Lee County agent, Botetourt student honored at Young Farmers event
Two young adults committed to agriculture were recognized Aug. 3 during the 2018 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Summer Expo.



Va. soybean farmers hurt by Chinese trade tariffs

Va. soybean farmers hurt by Chinese trade tariffs
China is the No. 1 export destination for $691 million of Virginia’s agricultural exports, so China’s retaliation for recently imposed U.S. tariffs is hurting the state’s farmers.



Virginians urged to report spotted lanternfly sightings

Virginians urged to report spotted lanternfly sightings
An invasive insect that damages farm crops, stinks of vinegar and creates a black, sticky mess on homeowners’ trees has been found in Virginia.



Teachers, organizations can apply for AITC grants

Teachers, organizations can apply for AITC grants
Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom program is offering more than $30,000 to help educators and related groups integrate agriculture into classroom curriculums.



Extension, American Farm Bureau working to prevent rural opioid abuse

Extension, American Farm Bureau working to prevent rural opioid abuse
Virginia Cooperative Extension has been awarded a grant to help with the opioid crisis affecting Virginians, especially those in rural areas.



FDA to examine food labels that influence consumer decisions

FDA to examine food labels that influence consumer decisions
Consumers often make food purchases based on labels, which can affect their health.



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