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Carroll, Craig Farm Bureaus receive grants for educational efforts

Carroll, Craig Farm Bureaus receive grants for educational efforts
Two county Farm Bureaus in Virginia are recent recipients of grants that will assist in educating youth about U.S. agriculture.



Virginia Century Farm Program marks two decades

Virginia Century Farm Program marks two decades
The Virginia Century Farm Program, which recognizes families who have owned and operated farms for more than 100 years, turns 20 this year.



Virginia farmers join forces to help wildfire victims

Virginia farmers join forces to help wildfire victims
Members of more than 40 county Farm Bureaus in Virginia have donated nearly $44,000 to assist fellow farmers affected by destructive wildfires in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado.



Agriculture receives $95 million budget deal

Agriculture receives $95 million budget deal
The omnibus bill Congress passed last week to fund the government through Sept. 30 restored $95 million to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business and Cooperative Service.



Your membership helps connect students, teachers to agriculture

Your membership helps connect students, teachers to agriculture
As a member of Virginia Farm Bureau, you help support Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom program—which connects children to agriculture, inside the classroom and out.



Fairs’ youth scholarships have big impact on communities

Fairs’ youth scholarships have big impact on communities
The president of the International Association of Fairs & Expositions believes scholarships awarded by fairs have a huge impact on their communities, and that’s why the organization is collecting data from its 1,200 member fairs.



Thousands learned about farming during Agriculture Literacy Week

Thousands learned about farming during Agriculture Literacy Week
More than 1,200 Virginia Farm Bureau volunteers and members of the state’s agricultural community marked Agriculture Literacy Week by reading to 50,000 preschool and elementary school students.



Your membership supports Young Farmers Program

Your membership supports Young Farmers Program
Farm Bureau members help support the Young Farmers Program, which offers contests, seminars and networking opportunities for future agricultural leaders.



Video simulation allows students to become temporary farmers

Video simulation allows students to become temporary farmers
What challenges do farmers face to feed an anticipated 9 billion people worldwide by 2050? That’s the question middle and high school students who play Journey 2050, a video simulation promoted by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, will attempt to answer.



Derby contenders have no shortage of Secretariat bloodlines

The Kentucky Derby has been called the most exciting 2 minutes in all of sports. In 1973 Virginia-born Secretariat made it the most exciting 1 minute and 59 and two-fifths seconds.



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