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Virginia’s, nation’s largest industry to be celebrated March 18-24

Virginia’s, nation’s largest industry to be celebrated March 18-24
Virginia and U.S. agriculture will be celebrated during National Ag Week, March 18-24, and the 45th annual National Ag Day will be observed March 20.



New VSU program helps open doors for beginning farmers

New VSU program helps open doors for beginning farmers
Virginia State University Cooperative Extension Small Farm Outreach Program is offering training for socially disadvantaged and veteran beginning farmers and ranchers in 53 Virginia counties.



Would-be farmers get chance to lease land on education farm

Would-be farmers get chance to lease land on education farm
The Fauquier Education Farm is offering four would-be farmers the chance to cultivate their own quarter-acre garden plot.



Farmers warned invasive pest could damage crops

Farmers warned invasive pest could damage crops
A new invasive pest, the spotted lanternfly, was discovered in January in a stone yard in Frederick County.



Governor to discuss ag exports’ importance at conference

Governor to discuss ag exports’ importance at conference
Gov. Ralph Northam will discuss Virginia agriculture’s and forestry’s $2.77 billion in exports when he co-hosts the 10th Annual Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade March 5.



Farmers happy with recent rainfall but need more

Farmers happy with recent rainfall but need more
More than 5 inches of rain in parts of western Virginia the weekend of Feb. 10 led to muddy conditions but happy farmers.



The right words help farmers put a face on farming

The right words help farmers put a face on farming
One of the biggest challenges for modern agriculture is negative public opinion.



Virginia Cooperative Extension, ag experiment station found to have profound impact

Virginia Cooperative Extension, ag experiment station found to have profound impact
A recent report indicates the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station and Virginia Cooperative Extension have far-reaching impacts across the state.



Farmers’ dry winter worries getting stronger

Farmers’ dry winter worries getting stronger
A dry fall and an even drier January are creating some concerns for Virginia farmers.



Farmers invited to free manure-management workshops

Farmers invited to free manure-management workshops
The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation will host two free workshops to help farmers maximize the use of manure on their farms.



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