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Agriculture Literacy Week to feature readings of These Bees Count!

Agriculture Literacy Week to feature readings of These Bees Count!
Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom’s annual Agriculture Literacy Week will take place March 5-9, and Virginia AITC has selected These Bees Count!, a children’s book by Alison Formento, as its 2018 Book of the Year.



Farm to Table Conference set for early December

Farm to Table Conference set for early December
The sixth annual Virginia Farm to Table Conference will be held Dec. 6 and 7 at Blue Ridge Community College’s Plecker Workforce Center in Augusta County.



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.



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.



Ginger, turmeric field day taking place Nov. 16

Ginger, turmeric field day taking place Nov. 16
Ginger and turmeric have historically been used in different types of cuisine for their zesty flavors. The spices also may have a number of health benefits.



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.



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.



Bay celebration to showcase farm conservation efforts

Bay celebration to showcase farm conservation efforts
Virginia farmers will be part of a June 10 celebration marking Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week.



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