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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.



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.



VA FAIRS offering direct-marketing software for farmers

VA FAIRS offering direct-marketing software for farmers
Farmers and food hubs interested in selling products online have an opportunity to do so more easily.



VFBF receives national award for marketing software for farmers

VFBF receives national award for marketing software for farmers
Virginia Farm Bureau Federation was one of six state Farm Bureaus honored for innovation Jan. 7 with an American Farm Bureau Federation New Horizon Award.



Farm Town Strong tackles opioid epidemic in farm communities

Farm Town Strong tackles opioid epidemic in farm communities
The American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union have joined forces to launch a new awareness campaign called “Farm Town Strong,” to highlight the opioid epidemic’s impact on U.S. farming communities and to provide resources and support for those affected by the crisis.



Pittsylvania County farmer receives tractor as Southeastern Farmer of the Year prize

Pittsylvania County farmer receives tractor as Southeastern Farmer of the Year prize
Southeastern Farmer of the Year Robert Mills Jr. of Pittsylvania County received a Massey Ferguson tractor from Massey Ferguson North America and Boone Tractor on Jan. 26. This is Mills’ prize for winning the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award.



Agriculture Matters grant assists two Loudoun County nonprofits

Agriculture Matters grant assists two Loudoun County nonprofits
The Loudoun County Farm Bureau honored two organizations with a 2017 Agriculture Matters Grant to assist them in promoting or expanding agricultural efforts within the county.



Agriculture in the Classroom accepting Teacher of Year applications

Agriculture in the Classroom accepting Teacher of Year applications
The Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom program plans to recognize Virginia teachers who successfully incorporate agriculture into their core lessons.



Virginia AITC picks pollinator book as its 2018 Book of the Year

Virginia AITC picks pollinator book as its 2018 Book of the Year
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.



Insider information draws visitors to Secretariat tours

Insider information draws visitors to Secretariat tours
 “Awwwwwww,” 22 tour participants collectively exhaled after learning that Christopher Chenery never got to see Secretariat win the Triple Crown.



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