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Farm Bureau hay bale contest accepting entries

Farm Bureau hay bale contest accepting entries
Entries are being accepted through Nov. 1 for the annual Hay Bale Decorating Contest sponsored by Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s Women’s Committee.



Farm Bureau members help generate policies

Farm Bureau members help generate policies
Farmer members help set policies for the organization, and those policies can benefit all members.



Farmers affected by Florence helped by Farm Bureau

Farmers affected by Florence helped by Farm Bureau
Virginia Farm Bureau members are mobilizing to assist farmers in North and South Carolina who face the devastating impact of Hurricane Florence.



Farm-to-table event exposes nutrition knowledge gap

Farm-to-table event exposes nutrition knowledge gap
More than 50 medical, nutrition and nursing students from the University of Virginia toured local farms and enjoyed local foods at a Farm Bureau-sponsored farm-to-table event Sept. 25.



Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, in Cultivate

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, in <em>Cultivate</em>
Find out how to prepare this fall and holiday treat, with Virginia-grown nuts.



Farmers providing restaurants with fresh, local produce

Farmers providing restaurants with fresh, local produce
Chefs like cooking with farm-fresh ingredients, and diners enjoy eating at restaurants that source from local farms.



Global reps learn about high-quality Virginia tobacco

Global reps learn about high-quality Virginia tobacco
Visitors from seven countries recently learned about tobacco grown in Virginia and North Carolina, which some say is the best in the world.



Wet weather woes worse than tornadoes for rural Virginia

Wet weather woes worse than tornadoes for rural Virginia
The National Weather Service confirmed that eight tornadoes hit Virginia Sept. 17, but excessive rains from Hurricane Florence are what did the most damage in rural parts of the state.



Distracted driving awareness was focus of 6th annual summit

Distracted driving awareness was focus of 6th annual summit
Drive Smart Virginia wants drivers to get behind the wheel distraction-free.



Agriculture has nonstop presence at State Fair

Agriculture has nonstop presence at State Fair
From the moment the front gate opens on Sept. 28, Virginia agriculture will be in the spotlight at this year’s State Fair of Virginia.



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