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Legislators to ‘Meet Virginia Agriculture’ at Farm Bureau Legislative Day

Legislators to ‘Meet Virginia Agriculture’ at Farm Bureau Legislative Day
State legislators will be able to learn more about agriculture in their districts, as well as issues important to the commonwealth’s farmers, during Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Legislative Day on Jan. 25.



Virginia farmers to help shape national Farm Bureau policies

Virginia farmers to help shape national Farm Bureau policies
Virginia representatives will join nearly 7,000 Farm Bureau members from across the nation in shaping policies important to farmers and ranchers Jan. 6-11 at the 2017 American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention in Phoenix.



Training scheduled for farm-to-restaurant marketing

Virginia Cooperative Extension will offer two training events in November for farmers interested in making products accessible and appealing to restaurateurs.



Ginger, turmeric field day planned at VSU

Virginia Cooperative Extension will hold a field day focused on production, marketing, harvesting, cleaning and packaging of ginger and turmeric Nov. 10 at Virginia State University’s Randolph Farm, 4415 River Road near Petersburg.



USDA designates localities for disaster relief following flooding

Two localities in Virginia have qualified for natural disaster assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture due to losses caused by flooding due to excessive rains since Sept. 1.



Forward-thinking students consider future food needs

More than 100 Virginia high school students attended a Collegiate Farm-to-Table dinner and agriculture education program at Longwood University Sept. 15.



Virginia’s 2015 agricultural exports valued at $3.19 billion

Farm and forestry exports from Virginia in 2015 were valued at $3.19 billion, 4.7 percent less than in 2014.



Virginia Farm Bureau to host discussion on shaping agriculture’s future

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation will host a Collegiate Farm-to-Table Agriculture Education event Sept. 15 at Longwood University. The dinner and panel discussion will focus on “Shaping the Future of Agriculture Together” in light of world population projections for 2050.




Free conservation stewardship workshops available for female landowners

Women who own or manage farm and forest land in Fauquier and Loudoun counties can participate in workshops focused on women in agriculture and natural resources in the region.



Richard Bland College to hold first pecan festival

Richard Bland College of William and Mary in Prince George County will hold its inaugural Pecan Festival in the Grove from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 29.




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