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State agriculture secretary meets with aquaculture producers

State agriculture secretary meets with aquaculture producers
As state legislators worked to reel in a viable state budget, Virginia’s secretary of agriculture and forestry received industry updates from aquaculture professionals.



Oyster Pot Pie

Oyster Pot Pie

This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.

Maxwell, a certified executive chef, culinary educator and member of the American Academy of Chefs, shares delicious seasonal recipes in a Real Virginia segment sponsored by Virginia Grown, a program of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.




VSU to host fish cage-building workshop

VSU to host fish cage-building workshop
Virginia State University’s Aquaculture Program will hold a fish cage-building workshop from 1:30-5 p.m. on April 27 at VSU’s Randolph Farm, 4415 River Road.



Aquaculture predators create problem for the industry

Aquaculture predators create problem for the industry
Wildlife predators are not just a problem for cattle and sheep farmers, they are harming the state’s aquaculture industry as well.



Turkey and Oyster Gumbo

Turkey and Oyster Gumbo

This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.

Maxwell, a certified executive chef, culinary educator and member of the American Academy of Chefs, shares delicious seasonal recipes in a Real Virginia segment sponsored by Virginia Grown, a program of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.





Romance your sweetheart on Virginia’s oyster trail!

Romance your sweetheart on Virginia’s oyster trail!
Maine has its lobster, Alaska has salmon and Virginia has the oyster.



Virginia continues to lead in clam and oyster aquaculture

According to the 2015 Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Situation and Outlook Report issued this month, Virginia shellfish producers sold $48.3 million in clams and oysters last year. Virginia’s hard clam sales of $32.3 million once again led the nation, while its $16 million in oyster sales is the front-runner among East Coast states. 



Advisory committees help Virginia’s oyster growers thrive

Virginia’s shellfish industry continues to thrive and grow, and on Aug. 5 shellfish lovers everywhere will celebrate National Oyster Day.



Aquaculture is helping to boost Virginia oyster harvest

Virginia’s oyster harvest rose 25 percent last year, passing the 500,000-bushel mark. The dockside value of that harvest increased to $22.2 million, with an estimated economic impact of over $58 million.



Oyster population on the rise thanks, in part, to farmers

While you’re celebrating Virginia Oyster Month in November, be sure to thank a farmer. 



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