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Virginia business owners can grow with 14-step process

Virginia business owners can grow with 14-step process
Business owners interested in capturing a greater market share have an opportunity to attend a one-day workshop with an internationally-recognized business consultant.



Secretariat’s birthday, local food and beverages part of equine festival

Secretariat’s birthday, local food and beverages part of equine festival
A farm-to-fork dinner, a brand-new Secretariat-themed beer, a birthday celebration and dozens of clinics, demonstrations and seminars are part of the March 24-26 Virginia Horse Festival.



Hops conference planned for growers, brewers

The South Atlantic Hops Conference for hops growers, brewers and others with an interest in the hops industry will be held March 24 and 25 at the Crown Plaza Resort in Ashville, N.C.



Legislators to ‘Meet Virginia Agriculture’ at Farm Bureau Legislative Day

Legislators to ‘Meet Virginia Agriculture’ at Farm Bureau Legislative Day
State legislators will be able to learn more about agriculture in their districts, as well as issues important to the commonwealth’s farmers, during Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Legislative Day on Jan. 25.



Young Farmers take top honors at national convention

Young Farmers take top honors at national convention
Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers once again took top honors Jan. 9 at the annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation.



Learn how to start or improve an agritourism operation at three-day conference

Learn how to start or improve an agritourism operation at three-day conference
Agritourism operations are in vogue right now and if you want to start one or improve an existing business, plan to attend the 2017 Virginia Agritourism Conference.



Ginger, turmeric field day planned at VSU

Virginia Cooperative Extension will hold a field day focused on production, marketing, harvesting, cleaning and packaging of ginger and turmeric Nov. 10 at Virginia State University’s Randolph Farm, 4415 River Road near Petersburg.



USDA designates localities for disaster relief following flooding

Two localities in Virginia have qualified for natural disaster assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture due to losses caused by flooding due to excessive rains since Sept. 1.



Forward-thinking students consider future food needs

More than 100 Virginia high school students attended a Collegiate Farm-to-Table dinner and agriculture education program at Longwood University Sept. 15.



Virginia farmers to help shape national Farm Bureau policies

Virginia farmers to help shape national Farm Bureau policies
Virginia representatives will join nearly 7,000 Farm Bureau members from across the nation in shaping policies important to farmers and ranchers Jan. 6-11 at the 2017 American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention in Phoenix.



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