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Agriculture Literacy Week to feature readings of Sleep Tight Farm

Agriculture Literacy Week to feature readings of Sleep Tight Farm
Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom program will holds its seventh annual Agriculture Literacy Week March 6-10.



School garden projects germinating fast

School garden projects germinating fast
As spring inches closer on the calendar, gardeners are not the only ones thinking about digging in the dirt. Many teachers are planning their schools’ spring gardens.



Caroline educator named Agriculture in the Classroom’s Teacher of the Year

Caroline educator named Agriculture in the Classroom’s Teacher of the Year
Jessica Pittman, a first grade teacher in Caroline County, has been named Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom 2017 Teacher of the Year.



Celebrate Secretariat’s legacy at the Virginia Horse Festival and year-round

Celebrate Secretariat’s legacy at the Virginia Horse Festival and year-round
If you’re a fan of legendary Thoroughbred racehorse Secretariat, you’ll want to celebrate his birthday at his birthplace, The Meadow, with members of the Secretariat racing team.



Leadership, outreach and community involvement are hallmarks of Women’s Program

Leadership, outreach and community involvement are hallmarks of Women’s Program
Women involved in the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Program work to promote the agriculture industry through educational projects such as Agriculture Literacy Week.



Virginia Tech Agricultural Technology Program to hold open house

Virginia Tech Agricultural Technology Program to hold open house
Virginia Tech’s Agricultural Technology Program will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on March 18 at the university’s Litton Reaves Hall.



Got a teen driver? Smart Start Program can help save money

Got a teen driver? Smart Start Program can help save money

Help your teenage driver get off to a road-smart start—and save money, too—by enrolling in Virginia Farm Bureau’s Smart Start Program.




State, federal grant money available to farmers

State, federal grant money available to farmers
Two of the latest grant opportunities for Virginia farmers and agribusiness operators are the Virginia Farm Business Development Program, announced last fall, and a federal local foods and farmers’ market grant program.



Grant funding available for Southside vineyard development; additional grapes needed

Grant funding available for Southside vineyard development; additional grapes needed
The Virginia Tobacco Commission has awarded a grant to help grow Southern Virginia wineries.



Groundshaker star attraction of Hoofprints of History Tours

Groundshaker star attraction of Hoofprints of History Tours
It’s been a long time since Thoroughbred horses have lived at Secretariat’s birthplace at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County, but things have come full circle.