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Teacher’s garden nurtures knowledge, on Real Virginia

Teacher’s garden nurtures knowledge, on <i>Real Virginia</i>
A carefully planned garden can yield much more than delicious produce.



Start preparing for hurricane season now

Start preparing for hurricane season now
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in 2017 were stark reminders of the need for preventive action before a storm.



Bedford County farmer and nurse practitioner receives Farm Bureau Lady Leader recognition

Bedford County farmer and nurse practitioner receives Farm Bureau Lady Leader recognition
Dr. Amy E. Johnson of Bedford was honored through the Virginia Farm Bureau Lady Leader recognition program March 17 at the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Spring Conference in Roanoke.



Campbell County festival to highlight bluegrass and agriculture

Campbell County festival to highlight bluegrass and agriculture
The Bluegrass, Crops and Critters Festival will take place from 2-9 p.m. April 14 at Rustburg High School in Campbell County.



It’s farmers’ market season; get the goods

It’s farmers’ market season; get the goods
Ready for some Virginia-grown strawberries? Wondering how soon you can savor a local tomato?



Prepare your home for destructive summer storms

Prepare your home for destructive summer storms
Hurricanes dominate headlines more often during the summer and fall than thunderstorms and lightning, but the South Carolina-based Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety Research Center cautions homeowners not to underestimate the destructive and deadly force of summer storms.



Virginia one of top states for strong residential building codes

Virginia one of top states for strong residential building codes
Virginia ranked second in The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety 2018 Rating the States report. This information assesses the progress of 18 hurricane-prone coastal states along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast in strengthening their residential building codes.



Va. educator receives national honor for agriculture-based lessons

Va. educator receives national honor for agriculture-based lessons
Jennifer Massengill, a science and technology teacher at Hampton Roads Academy in Newport News, is one of eight 2018 Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award recipients.



Augusta County student named Farm Bureau Ambassador

Augusta County student named Farm Bureau Ambassador
Madison Slaven of Weyers Cave has been named the 2018 Virginia Farm Bureau Ambassador. She was honored at the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Spring Conference, held March 16-18 in Roanoke.



Carroll County producer is Farm Bureau’s Farm Woman of the Year

Carroll County producer is Farm Bureau’s Farm Woman of the Year
Amanda Parris of Hillsville has been named Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s 2018 Farm Woman of the Year. She was honored during the VFBF Women’s Spring Conference, held March 16-18 in Roanoke.



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