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Registration is open for State Fair competitions

Registration is open for State Fair competitions
To win blue ribbon bragging rights, you need to enter one of the State Fair of Virginia’s many competitions.



Industrial hemp event taking place at Virginia State University

Industrial hemp event taking place at Virginia State University
A first-of-its-kind public event on industrial hemp will be offered Aug. 17 at Virginia State University’s Randolph Farm. The field day will be open to potential growers, researchers, marketing experts and industrial hemp producers to discuss the future of the crop in Virginia and neighboring states.



Fairs’ youth scholarships have big impact on communities

Fairs’ youth scholarships have big impact on communities
The president of the International Association of Fairs & Expositions believes scholarships awarded by fairs have a huge impact on their communities, and that’s why the organization is collecting data from its 1,200 member fairs.



Smaller-scale farmers can learn about innovations at VSU field day

Smaller-scale farmers can learn about innovations at VSU field day
At Virginia State University’s annual Agriculture Field Day on June 15, smaller-scale farmers can learn about some of the latest agricultural innovations.



Wheat tour reveals improved quality and yield potential

Wheat tour reveals improved quality and yield potential
Assessments of the state’s current wheat crop left participants in the second annual Virginia Wheat Tour optimistic last week.



Meals on the farm gaining in popularity

Meals on the farm gaining in popularity
In an era when many Virginians have never visited a working farm, some farmers have begun hosting visitors. The Arbogast family in Rockingham County hosted a Breakfast on the Farm event May 27, and Richlands Dairy Farm will hold Dinner on the Dairy June 23 in Dinwiddie County.



Small Grains Field Day to be held in Amelia

Small Grains Field Day to be held in Amelia
The annual Virginia Grain Producers Association Small Grains Field Day will take place May 18 at Featherstone Farm Seed, 13941 Genito Road in Amelia County.



Celebration of the Horse returns on May 6

Celebration of the Horse returns on May 6
The third annual Celebration of the Horse will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 6 at Rocky Oak Farm, 2693 Rocky Oak Road in Powhatan County.



Wheat buyers checking quality during mid-Atlantic tour

Wheat buyers checking quality during mid-Atlantic tour
Imagine touring a factory and inspecting the quality of the materials that will be used to build your next car. That’s similar to what millers, granary operators and traders will be doing May 31 in Virginia as part of the mid-Atlantic wheat tour.



Politicians get on-the-farm lessons during ag tour

Politicians get on-the-farm lessons during ag tour
Lynchburg area politicians acquired some on-the-farm knowledge May 13 during a tour of three Bedford County farms, hosted by the Bedford County Farm Bureau Young Farmers Committee.



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